UAE Ministry of Health launches national flu campaign
The awareness day activities were attended by Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Deputy Undersecretary for the Public Health Sector, and a number of senior officials and ministry staff as well as families and friends. children.
Whether it’s lighting Dubai Frame in an orange hue or setting up a creative activity workshop for young children to enhance their awareness and develop their brainstorming skills through the drawing, colors and kinetic games, the activities of the ministry have targeted all segments of society. Other activities included displaying awareness and education information on smart screens to highlight the importance of prevention methods and convey a clear message that vaccination is the best way to prevent disease.
“Influenza vaccines are safe and effective. They can curb the disease and its complications, especially for people at risk of developing complications such as children under five, the elderly, pregnant women, people with chronic diseases such as asthma, heart disease, kidney and liver ailments, diabetes and hypertension and health workers,” said Dr Al Rand who urged all members of the community to get vaccinated and follow proper preventive measures to reduce the spread of seasonal flu.
“The Ministry of Health pays the greatest attention to diversifying awareness programs on influenza, prevention methods and the importance of vaccination to cover most segments of society, using innovative means adapted to every category,” Al Rand said, adding that the awareness day activities targeted all segments of society, including children.
“The national seasonal flu awareness campaign is one of the most important annual events on the ministry’s agenda. It was developed based on his strategy which aims to raise awareness of the disease and encourage people to get vaccinated,” added Dr Al Rand.