The Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva adopts the players of the Hapoel Be’er Sheva football team and gives them a shell and full medical support throughout the year. As part of cooperation, today (Sunday) the players of the team and the members of the staff were vaccinated against the flu by Limor Mazza, a nurse in Soroka.
The most effective way to prevent morbidity and mortality from the flu is to receive a vaccine. Influenza is a seasonal viral disease caused by a virus that mainly affects the respiratory tract. Every year 10-40 percent of the general population get sick with the flu. Every winter, the flu virus causes serious complications in the elderly and babies. The flu virus is passed from person to person through coughing or sneezing (with contact close to a meter) and through contact with surfaces.
The vaccine is through a killed virus and its side effects, if any, are mild and short-lived. The flu virus undergoes constant changes and every year there is a seasonal flu virus that is slightly different from the previous year. That is why it is recommended to revaccinate every year.
Soroka University Medical Center teams, a large part of which are die-hard Hapoel Be’er Sheva fans, wish the players and staff success in the rest of the season and good health.