HEALTH MINISTRY APPEALS TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN DEALING WITH INFLUENZA OR FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS

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Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jacqueline Bisasor McKenzie is appealing to the public to exercise caution when dealing with influenza or flu like symptoms.

Speaking at a press briefing at the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Kingston yesterday (Thurs), Dr. Bisasor McKenzie noted that the number of persons who contracted the virus this year, has greatly surpassed last year’s figure.

She said persons should pay keen attention to the symptoms and take action when necessary.

She added that vaccines are available for persons who are among the group of vulnerable individuals.