Get yourself vaccinated before travelling overseas, advises MMA

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – If you’re planning on travelling overseas, it will do you good to be vaccinated for influenza a month before you depart as this will strengthen your immune system and antibodies, said Malaysian Medical Association president (MMA) Dr N Ganabaskaran.

“Vaccination does not only protect the patient but others from being infected with the influenza virus which can bring about other complications such as pneumonia, particularly among high-risk groups such as children”, he said.

In a recent interview with Bernama, Dr Ganabaskaran explained that among the reasons why patients are easily infected with the virus are weather changes which can weaken one’s immune system, and this situation is often experienced by those who travel overseas.