Influenza vaccinations available for vulnerable groups

As Azuay Province transitions from dry to wet season, the risk of respiratory illnesses, such as the flu and the common cold, increases. To help prevent influenza illnesses among the general public, the Ministry of Health (MSP) is offering free flu vaccines from now until March 30 to vulnerable populations.  Eligible groups include children under the age of five, pregnant women, people with chronic non-transmissible diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, and senior citizens. Vaccinations are available at any Health Center (Centro de Salud) in the Cuenca area. Doctor Luis Enriquez, who works at the Vigilancia de la Salud del…

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