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The influenza vaccination campaign begins

1.2 million doses of flu vaccine will be available from October 22

19/10/2018 09:10
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From October 22, 1.2 million doses of flu vaccine will be available to all Primary Health Care Centres (CAPs) and vaccination centres, with the aim of preventing flu and avoiding the complications and deaths associated with this disease.

Vaccination is recommended before December 15, some 15 days before the flu reaches an epidemic level, which this year has been set at 110.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. However, the doses will be available throughout the flu season.

Who are they aimed at?

  • Pregnant women
  • People of all ages with chronic diseases and risk factors
  • People over 60 years old
  • Carers and residents of care homes or social health centres
  • Professionals such as police officers, firefighters, civil protection personnel, emergency medical staff, prison officers, etc.

V to get vaccinated
The flu vaccination rate for health professionals is currently very low (around 23.2%). In order to increase this figure, November 7 is being promoted with the slogan V to get vaccinated. In this way, it is hoped that healthcare professionals will not be able to infect patients or people with a higher risk of complications, while also being protected individually, as they have a much higher risk of infection than the general population.

To promote participation, professionals can share their experiences on social media using the hashtag #vdevacunat.

 

Healthcare professionals will be able to tell us about their experiences using the hashtag #vdevacunat on social media

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