Can Influenza Vaccine Prevent Corona?

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In the afternoon, would you like to ask whether correct influenza vaccination will increase endurance and help prevent corona virus transmission? Also considering that at the time of the mers outbreak in Arabia the government had urged pilgrims to vaccinate influenza in order to prevent mers, thank you.

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Hello Dean, Thank you for the question.

Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease caused by a new corona virus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-coV-2). This virus is actually one group with other corona viruses that cause acute acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle-East respiratory syndrome (MERS). COVID-19 can cause symptoms 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, with common symptoms of coughing, shortness of breath, and fever.

Influenza vaccine is a vaccine given to prevent influenza virus infection. This vaccine cannot prevent new corona virus infections (and other corona viruses including MERS) because the viruses are just different. So far no vaccine has been found to prevent the corona virus. Even though you can't function to prevent the corona virus, you are still encouraged to receive this vaccine to prevent the flu. To prevent transmission of corona virus infection, some suggestions you can take are:

 Wash your hands regularly with soap and running water or hand sanitizer to avoid interactions with people who have respiratory symptoms (coughs, colds, sore throats) Avoid contact (for example shaking hands) with other people for a while avoid holding your nose, mouth and eyes with dirty hands, especially after holding objects around to avoid crowds, limit outside the house if it is not important to apply a good cough ethics that is covering the nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing with a tissue and then throwing the tissue into the trash or closing with the elbow using a mask when coughing, colds, sore throats If you experience the symptoms mentioned above and have a history of contact with people affected with COVID-19 or a history of traveling to a country with COVID-19 cases in the last 2 weeks, you should immediately consult a doctor for further examination.

Hopefully this information helps you.

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