“A total of around 450,000 influenza vaccination doses are available and we are very happy to be able to offer this campaign again this year across the board, with low thresholds and free of charge for the Viennese population. Our healthcare system is still being challenged by the corona pandemic. In addition to self-protection, there is a Flu-Vaccination also makes an important contribution to protecting others and to keeping the burden on our hospitals and our health system as low as possible, ”said City Councilor for Health Peter Hacker.
“I think it’s great that the city of Vienna has the flu vaccination again this year for free for the Viennese. the Flu Like Corona, it can be prevented by vaccination. I therefore appeal to everyone – go to your family doctor, take your child to your pediatrician or a vaccination center and let yourself be against them Flu vaccinate. Unfortunately, it is to be feared that the flu season will be heavy this year. With a vaccination you are safe from this not so harmless infectious disease, ”says the President of the Vienna Medical Association, Thomas Szekeres.
“Viruses whistle on city limits and registration papers”, says Peter Lichtmayer, head of the flu vaccination division in the Vienna Health Service (MA15). “Our goal is to build a Viennese immunological firewall through the broadest and lowest-threshold offer possible in the city, which protects elderly high-risk people and risk groups with underlying diseases from the particularly dangerous double infections.”
The vaccinations are carried out by resident doctors, in the seven vaccination centers of the health service, in the Austria Center Vienna, in the vaccination centers of the health insurance companies, in medical facilities, nursing homes / senior citizens’ homes, social institutions and by company doctors. A vaccination bim will also be used again from December.