Winter vaccination campaign advances with great acceptance in CDMX

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With great acceptance, the winter vaccination campaign in CDMXwhich began last October 16 and ends on March 31, with the application of the dose against covid and the influenzaconditions that increase during the cold season.

In interview, Jorge Alfredo Ochoa Morenogeneral director of Public Health Services of Mexico Cityhighlighted that for the first time the two vaccines are being given at the same time, in doses that will be annual.

“It will be once for Covid and once for Influenza, and it is set on these dates, precisely in October, to anticipate that the antibodies will rise and already by December, January, since the body's defenses are at their fullest. human, that is the idea of ​​this intensive campaign,” he explained.

The doctor specialized in Public Health highlighted that Around eight thousand doses are applied per day against Covid, and 15 thousand against influenzawhich on this occasion is the tetravalent dose, that is, it protects against two strains of group A and two of group B.

“A lot of acceptance, including the anticovid vaccination, which is the Abdala vaccine, the one we are applying, the acceptance we have is impressive, we are giving eight thousand vaccines a day, we did not expect that response, nothing more from Abdala,” he explained.

Jorge Alfredo Ochoa Moreno recommended applying the two vaccines, mainly to the most vulnerable groups, such as adults over 60 years of age and older, pregnant women and people between five and 59 years of age, who have a disease such as diabetes or cancer, as well as the health personnel who are in contact with patients.

He indicated that those interested can go to any of the 234 health centers and hospitals of the Government of Mexico City, and to the medical units of the IMSS, ISSSTE, Sedena, Pemex and the Secretary of the Navy.

He stressed that in general Both vaccines are very noble and do not cause adverse reactions.beyond a little pain and inflammation at the site of application of the dose, cut body or nasal discharge, and instead offer a greater benefit, in the face of diseases that in extreme cases can cause death.

“Of course, because these two conditions, if they worsen, can even be fatal; “First it starts with an upper respiratory tract infection, but if it progresses, the disease can lead to pneumonia and later even death,” he warned.

The general director of Public Health Services of Mexico City added that the goal is to apply, from October to March, one million 900 thousand vaccines against Covid and five million vaccines against Influenza, for which he urged the population to go for your doses.

“It is a very broad invitation for you to take advantage of the opportunity to get vaccinated in this winter season that is beginning, to be protected, and remember that the vaccine is completely free and the only thing you have to bring is your National Vaccination Card,” he concluded.


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