Wed. Sep 28th, 2022

Bilbao (EFE).- Euskadi will vaccinate from Monday the 26th against influenza and covid Double inoculation in nursing homes and risk groups will start from October 3. On November 1, vaccination will begin for the rest of the population.

“Yes, we are vaccinated” is the motto chosen by the Health Department of the Basque Government for this campaign against the flu and Covid-19, as reported on Friday by the Minister of Health Gotzon Sagardui, who appealed to the population to be vaccinated. vaccination

650,000 flu shots

The Basque Country has acquired a total of 651,500 doses of flu vaccine – about 563,000 were given in the community last year – with the possibility of increasing to 781,800 doses, and it may have 129,600 booster doses against Covid-19, about 370,000 vaccines against the coronavirus disease.

Flu and covid vaccines in Basque accommodation

Influenza vaccination and administration of the second booster dose will begin next Monday at the seniors’ home.

On the same day, from September 26, people in risk groups (over 65 years, people with chronic diseases, pregnant women and health and social-health professionals) can make an appointment – Osakidateza website or at your health center – and they will be scheduled from October 3. And

The rest of the population who wish to be vaccinated will be able to do so from November 1.

Picture flu and covid

flu outbreak

Health authorities have indicated that, although it is impossible to predict how the flu virus will behave this fall and winter, “there may be a relatively significant flu peak” because it is possible that the flu will “reactivate” as soon as possible. Reducing the spread of Covid-19.

Faced with people who are “skeptical” about getting vaccinated against flu and getting a second booster dose against Covid-19, Sagardui said the recommendation is “absolutely yes”, especially for the most vulnerable groups.

“Yes, we are vaccinated”

He explained that the campaign slogan, “Yes, we vaccinate”, “is a complete declaration of intent in favor of the best tool for effective prevention. Flu and Covid

After reiterating that one of the main features of the campaign is that a second booster dose against flu and coronavirus disease will be given simultaneously, the health minister emphasized that the campaign is aimed at the entire population, although “especially those who are at risk of complications.”

For this reason, vaccination will begin in nursing homes and continue on October 3 along with the rest of the risk groups

In addition to citizens making an appointment through the Osakidetza website or by calling its outpatient clinic, the Basque Health Service will call on the population over 80 to “reach out” to vaccinate the elderly group.

November 1: Vaccination for the entire population

The rest of the population who wish to be vaccinated will be able to request an appointment from October 17 and dose administration will begin from November 1. The flu vaccine will be “safely” administered to the general public who is willing to be vaccinated.

With Covid-19, according to the counselor, “the instructions of the expert staff of the Public Health Commission will be followed.”

The Public Health Commission yesterday, Thursday, agreed to recommend vaccination against Covid-19 with a second booster dose for everyone over 60 years of age, as well as for those younger than this age with pre-existing health conditions, and gave approval to administer it. Together with the vaccine against the flu.

Last year, 562,840 flu vaccines were administered in the Basque Country, thus protecting 73% of the Basque population aged 65 and over, explained Enrique Peiro, coordinator of the campaign against the flu. EFE

Written by Ernesto Martinez

Edited by Elena Puerta

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