DAK recommends 3 vaccines to prevent triple virus threat
Srinagar: The Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) recommended people to get vaccinated against Covid, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) on Saturday.
The triple vaccine may prevent the tripledemic of respiratory infections this winter, according to Dr. Nisar ul Hassan, president of DAK and an expert on influenza.
This winter, we could experience a triple viral trifecta of Covid, Flu, and RSV. According to him, the trio of vaccines might lessen hospitalisations and fatalities brought on by these infections.
Most people, according to Dr. Hassan, are aware of annual flu injections. This autumn, we will have an upgraded Covid-19 vaccine. An RSV vaccine, which is typically linked with small children but also sends senior people to hospitals, is new to the menu this year.
He stated that individuals 60 years of age and older should have the RSV vaccine.
“Normally, the RSV season begins in the autumn and peaks in the winter, but it peaked last year a few weeks earlier and persisted for longer. Therefore, he advised those who qualify for the vaccine to receive it as soon as possible.
Everyone aged 6 months and older should have an annual flu shot prior to the start of the flu season, which starts in October, according to the DAK President. It is better to receive the flu shot now because it takes two weeks for the vaccine to start working.
While the flu shot is advised for everyone, he added, “young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with medical conditions need it especially.”
Everyone above the age of six months should receive the updated Covid vaccine, according to Dr. Nisar.
The updated vaccination has been modified to specifically combat more recent XBB virus strains.