Jiahui 2021 Flu Vaccine Now Available – Get Ready for Flu Season

By Jiahui Health

 

Cold weather has begun to arrive in Shanghai. As the temperature continues to drop, more people may develop symptoms such as fever, coughing, and runny nose, etc. As we are still dealing with the ramifications of the global COVID-19 pandemic, such symptoms may cause feelings of great anxiety: Is this a normal cold? Is it a flu? Has COVID-19 returned to Shanghai? Due to the spate of recent travel from the National Day Holiday, many cities are still remaining vigilant for the return of new cases and therefore such questions are not unfounded.

No Need To Panic: Respiratory Symptoms Don’t Always Indicate COVID

In fact, common colds and flus have a number of differences in their symptoms [see fig.1]. Critically, influenza can lead to reduced immune function, providing easier opportunities for other kinds of illnesses and infectious agents to take hold and spread.

*Early symptoms of influenza and COVID 19 need to be diagnosed by a medical professional. If you or a loved one is exhibiting fever or coughing type symptoms,please make an appointment with a medical professional immediately.

 

November to March is Peak Flu Season

The flu (or influenza) is an acute respiratory infectious disease caused by the influenza virus. Annual flu season begins each year from November to March of the following year. The World Health organization estimates that influenza globally causes 3-5 million severe cases and 290,000-650,000 respiratory and respiratory-disease related deaths each year. [2]。

 

Despite the spread of COVID-19, influenza has not stopped. This autumn and winter will be especially challenging for disease prevention and control as the pandemic enters its second year. It is therefore critical for effective flu prevention measures in order to protect families and alleviate the burden of healthcare workers.

 

Vaccination Is Indispensable In Protecting Your Health

Studies have shown that vaccination is an effective, safe, and economical way to prevent infectious diseases. The Chinese Influenza Vaccination Technical Guidelines(2021-2022) recommend that all adults and children above six (6) months of age, and who have no contraindications, should be vaccinated against influenza. Priority should be given to the following groups:

● Adults above the age of 60;

● Infants and young children ages 6-23 months;

● People with chronic diseases;

● Family members and caregivers of infants below six (6) months;

● Pregnant women or women preparing to become pregnant during flu season;

Generally, protective levels of antibodies are conferred 2-4 weeks after vaccination, with effective times generally lasting 6-8 months[3]. The time and duration of flu season varies in different parts of China. Follow these guidelines in order to obtain the best and longest lasting protection:

● Make a vaccination appointment as soon as possible;

● Vaccines will be available throughout the flu season;

● Those who have already been vaccinated for influenza do not need to repeat vaccinations.

For the sake of your and your family’s safety, even if you have not been ill this year, it is still necessary to get a flu shot. Flu vaccinations are now available at Jiahui Health.

 

Jiahui 2021 Influenza Vaccine

Available from September 2021

 

SCAN QR CODE TO ORDER

 

How to purchase a flu vaccine

Step①:Click or scan the QR code to enter the “Jiahui Health Medical Online” mini program;

Step②: Click on “Vaccine Center” and “Buy” to purchase the vaccine you need;

Step③:Confirm your order and complete purchase.

  
How to make a flu vaccine appointment

Step①:After the order is confirmed, you will receive a notification message;

Step②:Follow the booking notification prompt and go to “Vaccine Center”, then “Appointment”to choose a vaccination date.

 

Notice

*This is a quadrivalent influenza vaccine. Currently there is no clinical data on the vaccination of pregnant women. Pregnant and/or lactating women should not be vaccinated.

* All information in the vaccination reservation should be accurate; in the event of inaccuracies or incorrect reservation info, vaccination will not be carried out on the same day.

*Children’s freeze-dried nasal spray vaccines will also be available

 

Daily Protection Is Also Important

Vaccinations are only one tool in the anti-flu arsenal; you should also take daily precautions to help reduce the spread of influenza. In accordance with the Influenza Diagnosis and Treatment Plan of the National Health Commission (2019 edition), we have identified the following six (6) important points for daily influenza prevention:

● Maintain good respiratory hygiene. Cover your mouth and nose with your upper arm, use tissues or towels etc. when coughing or sneezing;

● Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth;

● Eat a balanced diet, partake in moderate exercise and get adequate rest;

● Avoid close contact with any people presenting influenza-like symptoms and avoid going to crowded places during flu season;

● In the event that you or someone in your household develops flu-like symptoms, they should be isolated at home for observation. Do not go to work or class, and avoid contact with family members. Wearing masks can reduce the spread of the disease;

● If in the event that a patient with influenza-like symptoms must go to the hospital, patients and caregivers should wear masks to avoid cross-infection.

Note:
Wet your hands with clean — preferably running — water.
Using soaps or hand sanitizers containing antibacterial ingredients
Lather your hands by rubbing
Proper hand washing technique should follow the 7 steps, including rubbing hands in each steps at least 5 times .
Dry your hands with a disposable paper towel or sanitized towel.

 

Vaccine + Daily Protection

Protect yourself and your loved ones

*Influenza vaccines will be available from 15 October 2021 to 31 December 2021. Jiahui Health reserves the right to interpret reservation activities and all related matters within the scope of the law.