Flu jabs.

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The Hel­lenic Cen­ter of Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion (KEELPNO) is urg­ing vul­ner­a­ble groups of the pop­u­la­tion, and mainly the el­derly, to get vac­ci­nated against po­tent flu strands ex­pected this win­ter. Ac­cord­ing to the cen­ter, the H3N2 flu strain, which is known to cause se­ri­ous med­i­cal com­pli­ca­tions in older peo­ple with pre-ex­ist­ing con­di­tions, is also ex­pected to af­fect peo­ple with chronic ill­nesses, preg­nant women and the obese. While the cur­rent flu vac­ci­na­tion re­port­edly of­fers only 5070 per­cent pro­tec­tion against this strain, author­i­ties in­sist that it re­mains the best pre­ven­tive mea­sure avail­able.

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