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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – TIME FOR INFLUENZA VACCINATION

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With the arrival of autumn and the approach of winter, the time is for the prevention of the winter flu that affects the most fragile among us. Vaccination is the best prevention.

The Health Directorate recommends that people over the age of 65 years to be vaccinated against influenza, as well as those suffering from chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, kidney problems or reduced immunity. Vaccination is also recommended for pregnant women, regardless of when they got pregnant.

Fifteen days after vaccination, the immune system is ready to defend itself against the influenza virus. Immunity persists for at least six months.

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