As UAE Temperatures Dip, Doctors Are Recommending Influenza Vaccines For Increasing No. Of Patients

Influenza vaccines have been recommended as patient visits surge due to a dip in the UAE temperatures.

by Anupriya Mishra
As UAE Temperatures Dip, Doctors Are Recommending Influenza Vaccines For Increasing No. Of Patients

As the UAE temperature continues to be low, there are many people falling ill due to infections that are arising from fluctuating weather. With the temperature going as low as 4.2°C, doctors have reported a spike in the number of patients due to cold and high fever. As a result, people have been advised to monitor their children and themselves for symptoms like lethargy, difficulty in breathing, fatigue, unresponsiveness, and abnormal movements.

“Patient Visits Surge,” Say Doctors

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With the second month of the year already in, temperatures continue to be quite low in the UAE. This has resulted in a rise in the number of patients visiting the doctors as compared to the previous month. A reason for this has been attributed to the plummeting temperatures in the UAE! Not to mention, the fluctuating weather has also contributed towards respiratory infections, like the flu and common cold. It’s hardly surprising that these often result in fever and the weather often activates seasonal allergies as well. Doctors, as a result, have advised to get medical advice as early as possible before the symptoms worsen in a person.

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Influenza Vaccines Recommended For People

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In fact, several doctors have also stressed in a report by Khaleej Times that airborne allergens are also another reason why there is a rising case of the spread of bacteria. As a result, doctors have advised people to get vaccinated against influenza. In another report by Khaleej Times, they also mentioned the groups that need to take the influenza vaccine, as they are at higher risk of contracting the disease. Some of these include healthcare providers, pregnant women at all stages of the pregnancy, pilgrims, and elderly people above the age of 65 years.

Everyone Aged Six Months Or Older Should Receive The Vaccine In UAE

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So, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everybody aged six months and older should receive their annual vaccine against influenza. However, it’s worth noting that even though these vaccines do not offer 100% protection, they do reduce the severity of the illness if one gets infected.

If you are someone who constantly falls sick due to the bacteria spreading influenza, then don’t forget to take your vaccination to reduce the harmful effects.

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