Asia offers more flu shots to head off COVID-19 complications

TOKYO/SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – Some Asian countries are rolling out early and more aggressive influenza vaccination programs this year, seeking to reduce the potential of people contracting the flu and COVID-19 simultaneously, crippling healthcare systems.

With a second or third wave of the coronavirus pandemic looming for many countries, tackling this year’s flu season – typically December through February – has taken on increased urgency.

In Japan, the health ministry is preparing 31.2 million flu shots, up 7% from last year and the highest amount since 2015. Officials are also urging symptomatic patients to call medical hotlines before going for testing to […]

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