RIYADH - The Health Ministry (MoH) advised parents on the importance of children getting vaccinated with seasonal influenza vaccine to avoid the risks of infection.

Through an infographic on its official account on Twitter, MoH said that the flu has serious complications for the children, calling on parents to book an appointment through Sehhaty app to receive the vaccine in order to maintain their children' safety.

It has also revealed the complications if the children are affected with the seasonal flu, which are sinus problems; asthma flare-ups; respiratory distress syndrome (RDS); bronchitis; pneumonia; ear infection.

The ministry indicated that in rare cases, complications from influenza could lead to death.

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