Deyalsingh: Influenza vaccines available to ALL following recent flooding

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    Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says no one will be denied influenza vaccinations for the ongoing season.

    For the past few years, high risk groups such as pregnant women, children and the elderly were given first preference.

    But with the recent floods across the country, Mr Deyalsingh says he has taken the decision to issue the vaccines across the board.

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    The Minister is reminding persons though that they can still get the common cold even if the influenza vaccine is administered.

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    The vaccine is available free of charge at any Health Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    The flu season meanwhile runs from October of any year to May the following year.

    Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh speaking to a member of the media moments before the influenza vaccine is administered