They vaccinate against influenza and covid-19; campaign starts

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To face the winter season, five million vaccines will be administered in the country's capital: three million against influenza and two million against covid-19, reported Health authorities of the Government of Mexico City.

It is the first time in history in Mexico City that these two vaccines are given together. Influenza is the first time that a quadrivalent vaccine is given, which will immunize against the four strains (two of type A and two of type B),” said Jorge Alfredo Ochoa Moreno, general director of the City's Public Health Services. from Mexico.

During the first day of the Vaccination Campaign, a low demand was recorded, with only 900 and 980 doses, respectively, applied in Health Centers, indicated the head of the branch, Oliva López Arellano.

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The first day was a bit slow. We had around 900 influenza vaccines (applied) and 980 against covid,” commented the secretary when inviting the target population to get vaccinated.

The goal is to vaccinate 70% of the priority groups by December, and for 100% of the population to be inoculated by March 31, the date on which the campaign ends.

In the case of SARS-CoV-2, in a first stage – from yesterday until November – the Cuban biological Adbalá will be used. And then, the Russian Sputnik vaccine.

Both have optimal safety and effectiveness profiles for the protection of the Mexican population and have approval from the Federal Commission for the Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris),” López Arellano pointed out.

Currently, the best vaccine is the one available,” he said.

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