Free vaccines offered

From: Shenzhen Daily | Updated: 2019-02-01

Senior citizens over 60 years old holding a Shenzhen hukou or basic medical insurance in the city can now receive free influenza and 23-valent pneumonia vaccines at the city’s vaccination clinics, according to the Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

At present, a grade-II influenza index — the second-highest alert for flu outbreak — is still in effect, and vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent influenza, according to CDC. Inoculation with pneumonia vaccine is also an effective means of preventing streptococcal pneumonia.