May 20, 2022 “Doctor Manu” or Dr. Manoon Leechawengwong respiratory specialist Wichaiyut Hospital Posted a message through the Facebook page “Mor Manoon Leechawengwong FC” stating “Influenza A” that is returning to a new epidemic
by “Doctor Manu” indicate that Warning signs “Influenza A” is coming back to spread again After being idle for more than 2 years, most Thai people’s immunity against the virus.influenza virusDecreased over time as it is not naturally infected and many people do not.booster vaccineprevent influenza every year
In this regard, peopleRisk group Elderly people, people with congenital disease, young children and pregnant women Hurry and get the flu vaccine ASAP.
people with suspected symptoms of covid Fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, the following must be tested for both COVID-19 and flu at the same time Some people may be infected with two viruses at the same time. If influenza is detected Immediate administration of influenza antiviral drugs
ready to lift the case female patient 75 years old with congenital disease, high blood pressure and high blood fat Came to see the doctor on May 18, 2022 with fever for 1 day, coughing, sputum, some sore throat, no runny nose, dizziness, nausea for 4 days, staying at home with grandchildren aged 7,9,10 years old.
All 3 grandchildren have gradually been infected with influenza A since May 14. No fever. Physical examination. Normal oxygen levels, normal X-rays, nasopharyngeal examination sent for quick results. “Influenza A” tests ATK for COVID-19, negative results
diagnosed asInfluenza A give an antidoteBaloxavir influenza virus Take 2 tablets immediately and on May 14, 2022, another family is infected with the same influenza virus.
NHSO invites people from 7 risk groups to get vaccinated against influenza in 2022
Dr. Chakkrit Ngowsiri, Deputy Secretary-General of the National Health Security Office (NHSO.) said that the NHSO has worked with the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health. Organize seasonal influenza vaccination services in 2022 Amount 4.2 million doses from 1 May – 31 August 2022
It will focus on injecting people in 7 risk groups, all rights to medical treatment. to reduce the rate of severe morbidity and death from influenza complications This year’s influenza vaccination It is a walk-in service (first come, first served)
population 7 risk groups can get vaccinated against influenza at the service center or a hospital near your home Or may call to inquire with the service unit first. Except for Bangkok, which still has a system for pre-booking influenza vaccinations. by registering through the wallet app same as last year in cooperation with Krung Thai Bank
For people in 7 risk groups in case of influenza vaccination services are as follows:
- Pregnant women, gestational age 4 months or more (available all year round)
- All children 6 months to 2 years old
- People with chronic diseases as follows: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, and diabetes.
- People aged 65 and over
- Thalassemia and immunocompromised people (including symptomatic HIV-infected people)
- Obesity (weight >100 kg or BMI >35 kg/m2)
- People with cerebral palsy who cannot help themselves
For more information, please contact NHSO hotline 1330 or online system channels, including Line NHSO, Line ID @nhso or click https://lin.ee/zzn3pU6 and Facebook : National Health Security Office https://www.facebook.com/NHSO.Thailand