The Health Ministry released a report on Tuesday (24/12/19) showing a decrease of 1.5% in citizens getting flu shots.
According to the Ynet news site report from Saturday, some 1.8 million people have been vaccinated so far this season in Israel, as the country’s four healthcare organizations are estimated to have just 150,000 vaccines remaining.
The shortage of flu vaccines is because last year, Israel health clinics had to throw away many flu vaccines, and this year, the production of flu vaccines started later than last year. This has resulted in a huge shortage of flu vaccines. Israel is expecting more vaccines to come in the next few weeks.
In the meantime, tourists and people in Israel should try to avoid the flu. Here are some tips on flu prevention:
It is also essential that you feel sick – not to go to work or school. It is important to rest and recover.
If you have the flu, please recover at home and don’t expose the virus to people who don’t have the vaccine (especially children). Israel expects to get more flu vaccines in the next few weeks, and hopefully, the situation will improve.
To read more about flu symptoms and treatment, click here.
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Thank you for the zoom (and all your updates). It was great. I wish the news was like that. Straight forward, factual, unemotional. Bravo to both of you ladies!!