At-risk groups are the same as for the coronavirus, infectologist says
Getting flu jab more important than before
The flu season is approaching and at-risk groups are the same as for the coronavirus, such as the elderly, people with underlying medical conditions and those that recently had an operation, Janos Szlavik told public Kossuth Radio.
“The flu vaccine is already available so it is important to address people who usually do not get it but are in a risk group,” he added.
The flu shot is also important to doctors because it can help them factor out the flu when formulating a diagnosis, Szlavik said.
In response to a question he said waste water samples taken around Hungary indicated that the number of coronavirus infections could be on the rise in the next 4-10 days. He added that it was wrong to assume that the virus is not dangerous to younger people because they too could end up in intensive care and potentially die from it. Coronavirus mortality rates are much higher than the flu’s, he added.