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The Faculty of Medicine at Chiang Mai University is Giving out Influenza Vaccinations for Free
CityNews – In cooperation with the National Health Security Office and the Ministry of Health, the Faculty of Medicine at CMU are giving out influenza vaccinations for 2012 without charge. Vaccinations will take place from now until July 13th 2012 from 08:30 a.m. to 2 p.m, except holidays, at the Health Center on the 1st floor of the SriPat Building at the Suan Dok Hospital.
Dr. Niwet Nantajit, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at CMU, explained that the vaccine provides protection against three strains of influenza – H1N1 type A, H3N2 type A, and H3N2 type B – by producing antibodies during the first 2-3 weeks after getting the vaccination.
The vaccination will not protect the body against other strains of virus. The target groups are: 1) doctors and students who work in hospitals, 2) people who are chronically ill, with diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, kidney diseases, and cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, and 3) elderly people aged over 65. Patients cannot get the vaccination if they have a severe allergy to chicken, have a fever or illness, have been treated at the hospital in the past 14 days, have had severe allergic reactions to previous influenza vaccines, or have chronic disease symptoms such as chest pains, shivers, fatigue, difficulty breathing, and an irregular heartbeat.
Anyone with questions or who is interested in getting the vaccinations can call the Health Promotion Center at 053 945 711 between the office hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
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