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Do you know when the flu vaccination campaign will start?

According to the government, this year’s seasonal flu vaccination campaign will start from October 18.

Note, however, that the calendar may change by then, if the Covid-19 pandemic resumes in the country, indicates the Directorate General of Health.

Again this year, the anti-influenza campaign can be combined with the fall campaign against COVID-19. Thus, eligible people can receive the anti-COVID vaccine and against the flu at the same time, at the rate of one injection in each arm.

Who’s worried?

Vaccinations will be reserved for those at risk from October 18 to November 15, 2022, as recommended by the Higher Health Authority.

People aged 65 years and above, people under 65 years of age suffering from certain chronic diseases, pregnant women, people suffering from obesity (BMI equal to or greater than 40 kg/m2), those around them from 6 months Young children are at risk (who cannot be vaccinated) and healthcare professionals and professionals in medico-social establishments in contact with at-risk patients, domestic helpers for vulnerable private employers, exposure to swine and avian influenza viruses Professionals.

Officials estimate that it takes a fortnight to take advantage of the protection offered by the vaccine.

How to get vaccinated for free?

The flu vaccine is fully reimbursed by health insurance for those at risk. If you are concerned, you will receive, upon presentation of this voucher, and an invitation from your fund to be vaccinated by a professional of your choice, and a voucher to receive free of charge from the pharmacist.

On the other hand, the vaccine is not covered by health insurance for other insured persons. Vaccines cost between 6 and 10 euros in pharmacies.

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