Ayyappa pilgrims advised to take swine flu vaccine
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday advised
pilgrims to get vaccinated against AH1N1 influenza two-three
weeks before beginning their pilgrimage to Sabarimala since it
involves mingling with huge crowds.
Stating that the prevalence of AH1N1 influenza was quite
high in all States, the health department in a statement here
also advised pilgrims to use the AH1N1 medicine -"Oseltamivir" currently available in all government hospitals, health centres and select private hospitals in Kerala "free-of-cost".
Pilgrims were also advised to postpone their travel to
Sabarimala by two weeks if they have symptoms of flu
like fever, cough, cold or sore throat, it said.
It also urged pilgrims to seek treatment promptly if they
developed flu symptoms during their journey to the hill
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Exiled Kashmiri Pandits share their heart wrenching stories
- Basic ideals of Constitution are in danger: Sonia Gandhi
- PM Modi greets nation on occasion of first Constitution Day
- Candid chat with 'Tamasha' stars Deekipa Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor
- DNA: 7th anniversary of 26/11 attacks, Nation pays homage to martyrs
- Woman commits suicide after heated discussion with husband over Aamir Khan's intolerance remark
- Setback to Kejriwal-led AAP as MLA Akhilesh Tripathi arrested in riot case
- See pic: Genelia marks son's birthday!
- Bigg Boss, Day 46: Priya Malik urinates inside the car!
- READ: New twist in Karisma Kapoor, Sunjay Kapur divorce saga!