The Ministry of Health has reported this Thursday that the vaccination campaign against gripe for the general population it will start from next week. Likewise, he explained that in the case of those over seventy years of age, it will coincide with the booster dose against the coronavirus.
According to sources in the department that directs Ana Barcelo, the exact duration of the flu vaccination campaign has not yet been set, although it is clear that those over seventy years of age will receive it along with the third dose of the serum against the flu. Covid-19, whose punctures will be made in different arms.
In this regard, the Minister of Health pointed out last week that it is not planned to enable special spaces for the administration of both vaccines. However, from the Ministry itself they point out that the technicians are finalizing the final design of the operation. “Nothing is ever ruled out, once we have the planning, we will see the simplest and most appropriate way to execute it for the citizen,” he explained.
Likewise, Barceló placed special emphasis on the data registered in 2020, the year in which almost a million doses were administered against the flu. By 2021, this figure is expected to increase, as evidenced by the superior purchase of vaccines compared to last season.
In addition, on this occasion the influenza campaign will be especially aimed at the sanitary, of which Barceló pointed out that during the past financial year it had an “exceptional” participation, with more than 90 percent of the staff vaccinated.
It should be noted that vaccination against coronavirus in the Valencian Community it reaches ninety percent of the population likely to have received the full schedule, a milestone that has allowed the reduction of infections until the bulk of time and capacity restrictions in force during the various phases of the de-escalation can be eliminated.
However, Barceló recalled that the group of young people between 29 and 39 years old have a vaccination percentage of 78 percent, so he encouraged these people to get vaccinated if they have not done so yet, because, in his opinion, it is “An age group with a lot of social interaction and mobility, which still maintains vaccination levels below what would be desirable, already exceeded by the 12 to 19 and 19 to 29 age ranges.”