Flu vaccine available in Vietnam

Flu vaccine against influenza H1N1, H3N2, and influenza B is available in preventive health centers in Vietnam, said a medical worker on August 31.

Dr. Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh, vice director of the country's National Institute for Hygiene and Epidemiology said the vaccine can prevent influenza strains of H1N1, H3N2, and influenza B as seasonal sicknesses proliferate with more patients suffering from dangerous complications.

Residents should go to nearby preventive health centers for vaccination. The vaccine costs VND200,000 a shot.

Dr. Hanh said season flu takes place all year round so people should inject to protect themselves from the illness.

By T. Kien - Translated by Kim Xuyen

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