Vaccination against influenza and covid-19 advances: Ssa

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This morning the Undersecretary of Health, Ruy López, provided a report on the scope of the winter vaccination campaign so far, particularly to prevent influenza and covid-19 diseases.

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According to the information, the official explained that since the beginning of this campaign, there has been a progress of 29 percent in influenza vaccines and 9.5 percent in covid-19, which is why he urged the general population to be protected against said diseases.

As of today, after 5 weeks we have a progress of almost 29 percent of influenza, nearly 10 million doses have been applied, the goal is 30 million and for covid a goal of almost 1.9 million, this represents 9.5 of progress, do a call for the entire population to be protected, the vaccines are distributed in all institutions," said the Undersecretary of Health.

Who should be vaccinated?

Derived from the winter season 2023-2024which began on October 16 and will end on March 31 of next year, the entire population has the right to receive the dose they want, whether against influenza or covid-19.

In the specific case of the seasonal influenza vaccine, the biological also Applies to girls and boys between six and 59 months of ageHowever, there are particular sectors that should not miss these doses.

  • Over 60 years of age.
  • Pregnant.
  • Healthcare professionals.
  • Patients with comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus, morbid obesity, acute or chronic heart disease, cancer and kidney failure, HIV, as well as immunosuppression developed by illness or medical treatment.

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