DAK urges people to get early swine flu vaccine

President DAK and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said people should get vaccinated now before flu starts spreading widely.

GKNN
Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 18 2017 12:44AM | Updated Date: Oct 18 2017 12:44AM
DAK urges people to get early swine flu vaccineFile Photo

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) said Tuesday that swine flu has raised its head in Kashmir as a woman has tested positive at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS).

President DAK and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said people should get vaccinated now before flu starts spreading widely.

“Vaccination is the single best defense against swine flu, he said adding it protects you and people around you from getting flu.” Dr Hassan said flu is unpredictable. We can’t know what will happen in coming days, but there is a chance we could have a bad season.Vaccine is the only tool we have right now to prevent flu. 

“This years flu vaccine has been updated to protect against the mutated swine flu strain,” he added.

He said everyone six months and older should get a flu shot by the end of this month.

While the vaccine is recommended for all, Dr Hassan said it is especially needed in too young, old, pregnant women and people with medical conditions.

He said vaccination to expectant mothers is critically important to protect them, their unborn babies and their new born babies upto six months who are too young to receive the vaccine.

“It is essential for healthcare workers to get vaccinated to prevent spread of flu to patients who are vulnerable to flu-related complications and death,” he added.

“The symptoms of flu include high fever, sorethroat, cough, runny nose and bodyache.”

“Flu is spread by coughing and sneezing so people should cover their cough or sneeze and wash their hands regularly to prevent the spread of flu.If you develop flu stay away from work or school for as long as you have symptoms,” said Dr Hassan.

  • More in this Category
  • Govt hospital found locked, action initiated

    Govt hospital found locked, action initiated

    Authorities here initiated action against staff members of New Type Primary Health Center Swari in Kandi block on Thursday after it was found completely locked on Wednesday afternoon during an inspection.

Latest News

  1. Kathua rape-murder aftermath: IMF chief asks Modi to pay more attention to women's issues
  2. Kathua rape-murder aftermath: IMF chief asks Modi to pay more attention to women's issues
  1. Class work to remain suspended in few Kashmir colleges, higher secondary schools tomorrow
  2. Class work to remain suspended in few Kashmir colleges, higher secondary schools tomorrow
  1. Clashes after forces lay siege to Chandgam village of Pulwama
  2. Clashes after forces lay siege to Chandgam village of Pulwama
  1. Heavy downpour: Chief Minister directs admn to be alert, minimise climatic disruptions
  2. Heavy downpour: Chief Minister directs admn to be alert, minimise climatic disruptions
  1. From key conspirator in Naroda Patiya massacre, Kodnani now walks free
  2. From key conspirator in Naroda Patiya massacre, Kodnani now walks free
  1. Omar Abdullah calls heckling video ‘tamasha’, says Berkeley session was great, substantial
  2. Omar Abdullah calls heckling video ‘tamasha’, says Berkeley session was great, substantial
  1. Delhi based designer Leena Singh dedicates her 2018 collection to Kashmiri craftsmen
  2. Delhi based designer Leena Singh dedicates her 2018 collection to Kashmiri craftsmen
  1. Biker, two accomplices arrested for forcibly stopping scooty rider in Bhadarwah
  2. Biker, two accomplices arrested for forcibly stopping scooty rider in Bhadarwah
  1. Mulling changing law to award death to sexual assaulters of kids: Govt
  2. Mulling changing law to award death to sexual assaulters of kids: Govt
  1. Incessant rains, strong winds damage orchards and property in south Kashmir
  2. Incessant rains, strong winds damage orchards and property in south Kashmir
  1. India, Pak trade fire along LoC in Nowshera
  2. India, Pak trade fire along LoC in Nowshera
  1. ‘Wake up your conscience’, legislator Rasheed asks Jammu and Kashmir police
  2. ‘Wake up your conscience’, legislator Rasheed asks Jammu and Kashmir police
  1. Mirwaiz demands justice for Kathua minor, reopening of Kashmir rape cases since 1990
  2. Mirwaiz demands justice for Kathua minor, reopening of Kashmir rape cases since 1990
  1. Prashant Bhushan files complaint against BJP leader who claimed torching Rohingya settlements in Delhi
  2. Prashant Bhushan files complaint against BJP leader who claimed torching Rohingya settlements in Delhi
  1. Nine-year-old raped, killed in Uttar Pradesh
  2. Nine-year-old raped, killed in Uttar Pradesh
  1. Seven parties submit notice to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra
  2. Seven parties submit notice to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra
  1. Mobile Internet service snapped in Rajouri after protests over boy's death
  2. Mobile Internet service snapped in Rajouri after protests over boy's death
  1. Kulgam boy putting up at Barzulla found dead, police begins probe
  2. Kulgam boy putting up at Barzulla found dead, police begins probe
  1. Army commanders discuss Kashmir situation
  2. Army commanders discuss Kashmir situation
  1. Former Delhi HC Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar passes away
  2. Former Delhi HC Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar passes away
  1. Internet services suspended in Srinagar
  2. Internet services suspended in Srinagar
  1. Renowned Kashmir cardiologist Dr Sajad Reshi passes away
  2. Renowned Kashmir cardiologist Dr Sajad Reshi passes away
  1. PDP constitutes political affairs committee
  2. PDP constitutes political affairs committee
  1. Rail blockade at Chengail in West Bengal on Kathua rape case
  2. Rail blockade at Chengail in West Bengal on Kathua rape case
  1. SC seeks AG's help on media gag on CJI impeachment
  2. SC seeks AG's help on media gag on CJI impeachment
  1. Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat HC acquits ex-BJP minister Kodnani, convicts Babu Bajrangi
  2. Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat HC acquits ex-BJP minister Kodnani, convicts Babu Bajrangi
  1. JKLF Chief Yasin Malik detained in Srinagar
  2. JKLF Chief Yasin Malik detained in Srinagar
  1. Omar takes dig at Dy CM, accuses BJP of playing politics over Kathua rape and murder
  2. Omar takes dig at Dy CM, accuses BJP of playing politics over Kathua rape and murder
  1. Video | Fresh snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir, rains lash plains
  2. Video | Fresh snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir, rains lash plains
  1. Muslims observe shutdown in Chenab valley to demand speedy trial in Kathua case
  2. Muslims observe shutdown in Chenab valley to demand speedy trial in Kathua case
  1. Sonamarg-Zojila road closed for traffic after fresh snowfall
  2. Sonamarg-Zojila road closed for traffic after fresh snowfall
  1. UN staff increasingly becomes target of attack: Guterres
  2. UN staff increasingly becomes target of attack: Guterres
  1. Mughal road closed for traffic after landslide
  2. Mughal road closed for traffic after landslide
  1. Qatar approves draft law on property ownership by foreigners
  2. Qatar approves draft law on property ownership by foreigners
  1. Scientists find way to bend, stretch diamond
  2. Scientists find way to bend, stretch diamond