The flu is back! 7 reasons to get the flu shot


Influenza can be dangerous and even fatal if you're in a high risk group. Just as vaccines helped with Covid-19, a flu shot can help keep symptoms manageable. — 123rf.com

OVER the last two years, Covid-19 preventive measures have reduced our exposure to infectious diseases. However, as the pandemic and associated social restrictions ease globally, we are starting to see a rise in many common infectious diseases such as influenza, also known as the flu.

What seems to be concerning is the speed at which infectious diseases such as hand, foot, and mouth disease and flu are returning into our community ever since Malaysia entered the transition to endemic phase beginning on April 1, 2022.

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