In India, flu vaccines are readily available in most hospitals, clinics, and even at certain pharmacies and schools.
The need for flu vaccination in India is clear. Influenza poses a serious threat to public health, particularly among high-risk groups, and immunization through the flu vaccine is the most effective strategy for prevention. It is safe, accessible, and offers substantial benefits, ultimately reducing the burden of this contagious and potentially life-threatening virus in India. To protect your health and that of your community, getting a flu vaccine is not just a recommendation but a responsibility.
(Author: Dr Anantha Padmanabha, consultant, internal medicine, Fortis Hospital, Nagarbhavi, Bengaluru)