Today will kick off the campaign for flu vaccinations at the HMOs, as the beginning of the season is upon us.
Macabbi policy holders already were called to come in today. Clalit members are to start on Thursday, and Meuhedet and Leumi members on Sunday. By the end of next week, all clinics are expected to be in possession of a supply of the vaccine.
The Ministry of Health is recommending the vaccine to the general public, but especially for those groups who are considered more vulnerable to complications from the flu, such as children between 6 months - 6 years, those over 50 - with a special stress on the over 65 population who suffer from chronic diseases.