Mauritius: Mauritians above 60 get anti-influenza vaccine

Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritians above 60, children with disabilities attending specialised schools and inmates of charitable institutions and private licensed homes, will get free anti-influenza vaccine as the island enters into the winter season, PANA learnt on Monday from the Social Security and National Solidarity Ministry in Port-Louis.

A government official said this year the Ministry would use 80,000 doses of vaccine.
"A  communication campaign to sensitise the elderly on the need of being vaccinated has also been launched," he said.

Mauritius has, since 2001, been providing anti-influenza vaccines to the elderly in order to prevent complications due to influenza and to improve their quality of life.  The present vaccination campaign ends on 3rd May 2016.
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04 avril 2016 11:54:26

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