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Andalucía Offers Flu Vaccination To More People


Spain’s Andalucía extends its flu vaccination campaign to smokers and people living with vulnerable people

The Spanish Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs has expanded the vaccination against flu to two new groups, smokers and, against flu and covid -19 , all those people who live with vulnerable people over 60 years of age, people with chronic illnesses and pregnant women.

This is reflected in the Strategic Vaccination Plan of the General Directorate of Public Health and Pharmaceutical Regulation, reported by the health ministry in a statement, which reads that, so far, in Andalucía 1,415,799 people have been vaccinated against the flu and against to covid-19 a total of 928,498.

As for those over 60 years of age, 1,006,574 have already been vaccinated against flu (48.4% coverage), and 789,614 against covid-19 (35.4% coverage). Among the oldest, over 85 years of age, coverage is 67.6% and 53.8% respectively.

Regarding childhood flu vaccination (for all children from 6 to 59 months), a total of 88,321 minors, that is, 31.9%, have so far received the vaccine.

People under 60 years of age who are vaccinated because they suffer from chronic pathologies or risk situations (pregnancy, health professionals etc), 445.66 people have received the flu vaccine and 139,520 have received the covid-19 vaccine.

Since the launch of the campaign on October 9, the vaccination of inmates in nursing homes and disability centres has been carried out in stages; over 85 years old; health and social health professionals.

As of October 16, vaccination of people between 70 and 79 years old began; from 6 to 59 months; children 6 months or older, adolescents and adults with chronic pathologies; large dependents at home and professional caregivers; pregnant and postpartum women, and as of October 30, vaccination was opened to people between 60 and 69 years old; and to other professional groups, such as members of the security forces, among others.

Once this first phase of the campaign has advanced, and on the verge of the arrival of the peak of respiratory viruses such as flu, the Andalucían Vaccination Plan reminds us that it is important to also vaccinate people who live with the most vulnerable people. .


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