Coronavirus: Medical Association calls for flu vaccination

The Medical Association (ÖÄK) is already warning of the next due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic Flu wave in the autumn. It is particularly important that as many Austrians as possible oppose each other before the influenza season flu Have vaccinated so that there are enough intensive care beds in the hospitals for corona patients, emphasized ÖÄK President Thomas Szekeres on Thursday.

“Even if Austria When it comes to the development of corona in an international comparison, it is currently doing very well, CoV-19 will accompany us for an even longer time and may appear again in the autumn Szekeres quoted in a broadcast.

“The Health authorities In this regard, we are asked to ensure that we have enough Vaccines are in place so that there is no supply bottleneck for flu vaccines. “

Heard of the influenza vaccination rate Austria with just under ten percent of the European tail lights.

It is too often forgotten that no other infectious disease against which there is a vaccination, so many Deaths caused like that Influenza, emphasized the ÖÄK President. Each year there is only one in each flu season Austria between 2,000 and 4,000 dead.

“Vaccinations protect against infectious diseases and save human lives, so let yourself be treated Influenza vaccinate! “, appealed Szekeres.


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