We are now in November, which means that the flu is at the entrance. Tomorrow begins vaccination against flu in Norrkoping.
The flu that comes every year is called seasonal flu. The risk of infection is greater in the indoor environment than in the open, as the infection passes faster in the open space. The infection usually spreads in buses, preschools and schools, as well as in workplaces.
Among people over 65, chronically ill and heart disease, they are included in risk groups that are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill if they are affected by influenza. The Ostergotland region offers everyone who belongs to any vaccine without risk groups.
The flu itself is rarely serious. On the other hand, there may be different complications. Primarily those belonging to a risk group that risk becoming seriously ill.
Symptoms may be similar to other diseases, such as high temperature, coughing and colds.
In most cases, the problem goes by itself. However, if you experience a high fever that does not fall after four days, and the high temperature decreases and then starts to rise again, it is necessary to seek medical care.
This year, the Region of Ostergotland has made great efforts for those involved in risk groups.
"This year we managed to coordinate all our health centers around the vaccine. In the week 45, 46 and 47 between 13-16 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we offer a team of 65 years or more vaccination opportunity. Earlier, says Britt Akerlind, a contagious painter in the Ostergotland Region.
Those involved in other risk groups get another solution.
– those belonging to other risk groups who are treated in primary care go to a health center. Those who go to specialist doctors should first go there to vaccinate. But if there is a problem to get time with a specialist doctor, contact your health center, says Britt Akerlind.