Call for vigilance and vaccination

Call for vigilance and vaccination
Call for vigilance and vaccination
Tahiti on May 21, 2024. The epidemic caused a 7th death recently.

The Ministry of Health informs the population that a flu epidemic is currently occurring throughout the country. This flu is relatively severe, with already 7 deaths reported among people over 65 years old. In addition, several patients are currently hospitalized in intensive care.
The official vaccination campaign has ended since April 1, however doses of vaccines are still available and vaccination against influenza remains possible in the structures of the Health Directorate. It is therefore strongly recommended that vulnerable people be vaccinated without delay.

For everyone’s health, the Ministry of Health also recalls the importance of respecting barrier gestures in order to limit the spread of the virus. These actions include:

– Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or with a hydroalcoholic solution – Avoid touching your face, especially your nose, mouth and eyes

– Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a disposable tissue

– Wear a mask if you have flu symptoms or if you are in contact with people at risk

– Limit physical contact, including handshakes and hugs

The Ministry of Health calls on everyone to be vigilant and take collective responsibility to contain this epidemic and protect the most vulnerable people.

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