We are in November, which means that the flu is at the entrance. Tomorrow starts vaccination against the flu in Norrköping.
The flu that comes on every year is called seasonal flu. The risk of infection is higher in the interior than outdoors as the infection is faster in the open air. Infection usually spreads in buses, pre-schools, schools, and workplaces.
Among those over the age of 65 who are chronically ill and have a heart condition, they are at risk for those at increased risk of becoming seriously ill when they are affected by the flu. The Östergötland region offers anyone who belongs to any risk group for a free vaccine.
Influenza itself is rarely found. On the other hand, there may be various complications. Mostly, they are those who belong to a risk group that can become seriously ill.
Symptoms may be similar to other diseases, such as high fever, cough and colds.
In most cases, trouble itself occurs. However, if after four days there is a severe fever and a high fever has decreased and then rising again, medical care should be sought.
This year, the Östergötland region has made great efforts for risk groups.
"This year, we have succeeded in coordinating all of our health centers during vaccination. At weeks 45, 46 and 47, we offer vaccinations for those aged 65 or over from Tuesday, October 13 to 16, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Brita Åkerlind, the regional Ostergötland infectious disease artist Britt A. Åkerlind, said the total time would be higher than in the past.
Other options included in other risk groups.
– Those who belong to other risk groups and are treated in primary care go to the health center. Those who go to the specialists should first go for vaccination. But if you have a problem with your specialist, contact your health care provider, says Britt Åkerlind.