We are in November, which means that the flu is at the entrance. Tomorrow starts swine flu vaccination in Norrköping.
The flu coming every year is called seasonal flu. The risk of infection is greater in indoor than in the open, because the infection is faster expended in the open. Infection usually spreads on buses, preschools and schools as well as at workplaces.
Among those older than 65, who are chronically ill and have heart disease, are involved in risk groups who have a greater risk of serious illness if they are affected by flu. The Östergötland Region offers anyone who belongs to any free vaccine against risk groups.
And the flu itself is seldom serious. On the other hand, there may be various complications. They are primarily those belonging to the risk group that are seriously ill.
Symptoms may be similar to other diseases, such as high temperature, cough and colds.
In most cases, trouble goes by itself. However, if you notice a high temperature that does not decrease after four days, and the high fever has dropped and then starts to grow again, seek medical help.
This year, the Östergötland region has made great efforts for those involved in risky groups.
"This year we have been able to coordinate all our health care institutions around the time of vaccination. During the week 45, 46 and 47, from 13 to 16 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we offer those who are 65 years or older vaccinated. times compared to earlier, says Britt Åkerlind, an infectious painter in the Östergötland region.
Those involved in other risk groups get another solution.
– Those who belong to other risk groups and who are treated in primary care go to a health center. Those who go to specialist doctors should go first to vaccinate. But if you have a problem getting time with your doctor, contact your healthcare center, says Britt Åkerlind.