There are over 900,000 people in Norway with more than 650,000 people. Today, less than half of people are immunized against the flu.
Public health minister Karoline Bragstad said: "With this message from the public health minister, we hope that more seniors will be vaccinated to protect themselves from serious influenza illnesses."
SMS messages include:
«Hi! Did you get a flu vaccine? It is good for everyone from 65 years old. Talk to your doctor and read more. www.fhi.no. State Council of Personnel Commission Åse Michaelsen»
For example, a person who is registered as a contact person with an elder may have received an SMS, even if they are not in the 65-80 age group. People who can not make digital communications with the authorities do not receive SMS.
It is clear to the individual whether or not the vaccine will be followed by the minister's advice.
"While many healthy elderly people may not need a vaccine, the flu can weaken their health after the infection and rely on long-term health care, so it's a good idea to vaccinate on time before the season starts. Will win.
Where can I take the vaccine?
People at risk of serious flu are entitled to a discounted vaccine. In addition to 65 years old, this is a group of chronic diseases.
It is the responsibility of the municipality to organize immunization proposals for risk groups. In most municipalities, immunization is organized by a doctor. Some municipalities have city vaccination dates or other measures.
Make sure the cage has posted information about influenza immunization on his web page.
You can not schedule immunizations at the National Institute of Public Health.
Provide influenza vaccine
Influenza vaccines generally provide six out of 10 vaccines that have been fully vaccinated against influenza disease. Choosing a good protection depends on your age, health and type of influenza virus.
If you get the flu though you have been vaccinated, the symptoms may be alleviated and the duration may be shorter than if you were not vaccinated. The vaccine reduces the risk of serious influenza, hospitalization and death.
"During the fourth quarter of the year, hundreds of millions of people are vaccinated against influenza, know vaccines very well and know what they can do," Bragstad said.
Vaccines against seasonal flu have very few side effects. Most of the side effects are mild and transient, such as swelling, redness or tenderness in itching. After 1-2 days of vaccination, up to one in 10 people may experience minor disability. This is not a flu disease, but the immune system responds to the vaccine. The vaccine does not have enough vaccine to cause infection.