More than 900,000 Norwegians over the age of 65. To date, less than half is vaccinated against influenza.
"With this text message from the Minister of Health, we hope that the elderly will receive vaccines to protect us from influenza," says Caroline Bragstad, Health Care Director.
The SMS message is as follows:
«Hi! Have you taken a flu vaccine? Recommended for everyone aged 65+. Contact your physician and learn more www.fhi.no. Congratulations to the State Council Åse Michaelsen«
For example, people listed as contacts to elderly people receive SMS, even if they are not in the target group at the age of 65-80. People who do not have digital communication with the authorities will not receive SMS.
Obviously, a person received a vaccine accompanied by a minister's advice.
"Most healthy elderly people do not need to take a vaccine, but after the infection, influenza may result in health problems and health problems. Therefore, it would be right to take the vaccine in time before the season's start, and Brahmad won.
Where can you get the vaccine?
People at risk of severe influenza are entitled to a vaccine sold at low cost. In addition to 65, this is a group of chronic diseases.
Organization of a vaccination proposal for the risk groups of municipalities. In many municipalities vaccination is organized with the help of a doctor. In some municipalities there are municipal vaccination days or other measures.
Check if the Web page of your site contains information about vaccination against influenza.
It is impossible to vaccinate at the National Institute of Health.
A flu vaccine is recommended
Flu vaccine usually provides 6 vaccinated full protection against influenza. You choose the best protection, depending on age, health and the influenza virus.
If you have a flu if you are vaccinated, your symptoms will be less gentle and less slim. Vaccine reduces the risk of serious influenza, hospitalization and death.
"About a quarter of a year, hundreds of millions are vaccinated against flu, so we know the vaccine is so bad and we know what it can do," said Bragstad.
Significant side effects of seasonal influenza vaccine are rare. Most side effects are mild and transient, for example, swelling of the swelling, redness, or delicate sensation. From 10 to 1, 1-2 days after vaccination may cause minor injuries. This flu is not a disease, the immune system responds to the vaccine. The vaccine is insufficient, which can cause infection.