Occitanie: given the early start of the influenza epidemic, “it is urgent to vaccinate people at risk”

The Occitanie region is entering the epidemic phase of influenza, Public Health France reports this Friday.

The epidemiological surveillance of the region prompts the health authorities to communicate this Friday about the need to carry out the vaccine against influenza. While the entire metropolitan area of ​​France is now in an epidemic phase, Occitanie is mainly affected “type A virus”, specifies public health France.

Vaccination of vulnerable people is urgent

“In this context, anti-influenza vaccination of people at risk is urgent, insists the health authority. Vaccination accompanied by systematic adoption of barrier measures.
The arrival of the influenza epidemic is checked with the hospital system in the region. “The Remains (of patients of) all ages for diagnosis of influenza/influenza-like illness are up compared to the previous weekconfirms Public Health France. This observation is visible in all departments in the region..
Between December 5 and December 11, 2022, the number of hospital visits for this diagnosis increased by 140% compared to the previous week.

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