News Local New batch of vaccines arrived in Cyprus

New batch of vaccines arrived in Cyprus

The Ministry of Health is informing the public that the second batch of 15,000 seasonal flu vaccines has been received. The remaining vaccines (53,000), according to the provisions of the contract, will be delivered in part during the coming weeks and the entire process will be completed by mid-November.

It is reminded that, according to the existing programme, the seasonal influenza vaccination is indicated for persons in the following high-risk groups:

  1. All persons older than 65 years of age
  2. Children older than 6 months and adults presenting one or more of the following aggravating factors or chronic diseases:- – – Chronic respiratory diseases
    – Chronic cardiovascular disease
    – Diabetes mellitus or other chronic metabolic disease
    – Chronic kidney or liver disease
    – Neurological or neuromuscular diseases
    – Sickle cell anemia and other Hemoglobinopathies
    – Immunosuppression (hereditary or acquired)
    – Organ or stem cell transplantation
    – Children and adolescents who need long-term aspirin therapy
    – People with body mass index (BMI)> 40 kg / m2,
  1. Pregnant women regardless of pregnancy age, breastfeeding women
  2. Persons in close contact with children <6 months of age or caring for persons in high risk group;
  3. Workers in health care facilities (medical and other staff) and in refugee-migrant accommodation centres,
  4. Veterinarians as well as professionals in the field of animal production and in particular: poultry farmers, pig farmers, breeders, slaughterers and in general people who come into regular contact with poultry.

In order to give priority to vulnerable groups of the population, and in order to avoid the inconvenience of those who qualify for the seasonal influenza vaccine, the vaccines will be administered from Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by appointment only.



Top Stories

45 year old woman arrested in 72 kilo cannabis case

  Police have made a fourth arrest in connection with 72 kilos of cannabis that was discovered in a Limassol warehouse last week. Three men aged...

NASA resumes human spaceflight from U.S. soil with historic SpaceX launch

  SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking...

Trump postpones G7 summit, seeks to add countries to invitation list

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone a Group of Seven summit he had hoped to hold next month until September...

‘I can’t breathe’ protests heat up as curfews imposed in several U.S. cities

Civil unrest flared and curfews were imposed in several major U.S. cities on Saturday as demonstrators took to the streets to vent outrage at...

Bright and sunny today, dust from tomorrow

  The weak low pressure that is affecting the area is receding and light dust is possible in the atmosphere tomorrow and Tuesday, the Met...


Local cuisine: An introduction

Rich in fresh ingredients and tasty herbs, offers the very best of Mediterranean culinary delights. Head out to a tavern and feast on a...

Spiced lamb with beetroot salad and scented yoghurt

Lay the lamb on a tray, skin side down. Rub with crushed garlic, sprinkle with spices and ground pistachios, wrap in plastic wrap and...

Easy seafood pasta with white wine sauce

Ingredients: 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, chopped 2-3 tablespoons of whipped cream 1/3 cup white wine 300g spaghetti, roughly broken 300-400g of...

Traditional salads that will blow your mind away

This traditional salads will make you actually love salads! Cyprus may be famous for souvla and kleftiko but if you try the traditional salads with...