In 2022, 31.91% of the population of Palencia was vaccinated against influenza, in other words, 50,209 people were vaccinated against influenza. This figure is slightly higher than the regional figure, which stalled at 30.31% (720,492 people). The goal this year is to increase the number of the past two years (50,284 in 2021). “We ask people to get vaccinated and now there are also facilities to call the health center, choose a date and go to get vaccinated, which is very important,” said José Antonio, representative of the Palencia Council. Thursday, dear blonde girl. The flu and covid-19 vaccination campaign has completed its fifth dose and will begin next Tuesday for people in institutions and on Wednesday for the general population as recommended by the health department.
of Palencia residents received a flu shot last year, with the largest group being those over 74 years old.
Monovalent doses against Omicron strain XBB.1.5 subvariant will receive Palencia against covid-19.
Health managers also received the flu vaccine, 370 from primary care and 947 from hospital care.
This vaccine (influenza and corona vaccine) is recommended for people over 60 years of age, high-risk groups under 60 years of age, pregnant and postpartum women, cohabitants of highly immunosuppressed persons, health and social workers. health centers and public service workers. essential. In the case of influenza, this also includes staff at educational centres, interns at health and social hygiene centres, and people working on farms, poultry, pig or mink farms, and wildlife.
This year, in a new initiative, the dose is also recommended for children aged 6 to 59 months. Children 6 to 23 months will receive the vaccine intramuscularly, and children 24 to 59 months will receive the vaccine intranasally. In addition, people between the ages of 5 and 59, who are at higher risk for flu complications, were added. This group includes smokers.
The committee warned that influenza is expected to increase slightly this year compared with last year, which already saw an increase due to the discontinuation of face masks, leading to an increase in respiratory illnesses. “Hygiene and hygiene measures are used less. We must take into account hand washing and, in case of illness, the use of masks is recommended to avoid contagion,” the committee representative insisted.
66,866 doses of flu vaccine will be administered this year, with the aim of vaccinating more of the population than in previous years as the number of people recommended for vaccination increases. The vaccines available correspond to five types and are administered at different vaccination sites each week. 25,998 doses of quadrivalent inactivated vaccine (starting at 6 months of age, preferably in the healthy general population between 6 and 23 months of age and 60 to 64 years of age), 34,610 doses of adjuvanted quadrivalent inactivated vaccine (for adults 65 and older institutionalized general population), 4,608 doses of high antigen load quadrivalent inactivated vaccine (elderly dependents over 60 years of age in nursing homes and at home), 20 doses of quadrivalent inactivated vaccine (allergic to antibiotics) and 1,630 doses of intranasal quadrivalent inactivated vaccine MLV vaccine (children under 20 years of age 24 and 59 months). In addition, 47,828 covid-19 vaccines were shipped to Palencia. This is a monovalent dose against the XBB.1.5 subvariant of omicron strains.
Last year, the number of influenza vaccinations in Palencia decreased by age group, with 86.86% (18,506 people) of people aged 75 and over vaccinated, 77.52% (7,115 people) of people aged 70 to 74, 74 62.87% (7,123) of the people aged 20 to 25 years have been vaccinated. ) 65 to 69 years old, 44.43% (5,884 people) are 60 to 64 years old, and 11.32% (11,581 people) are under 59 years old.
During the previous campaign, 1,317 staff of the district health administration were also vaccinated against influenza, including 370 staff (56.92%) in primary care and 947 (55.22%) in hospitals. “We will have a campaign to promote vaccination, one of which is among health workers, and we hope to continue to increase the number of people vaccinated,” admitted Rubio Milgo.
To receive the vaccine at health centers in the capital and the province, an appointment must be made (starting next week) through the Sacyl Conecta app, the health center’s phone number and the healthcastillayleon.es page.
In addition, in autumn and winter, babies born after October (hospital) and babies born from March to October (health center) will also be vaccinated against bronchiolitis. This is another innovation from Palencia, adding 800 doses of a new drug (Nirsevimab) that provides immunity against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Three homes hit by ‘mild’ coronavirus outbreaks
Holidays and celebrations in many towns and cities in the capital and Palencia have led to a significant increase in coronavirus cases in the capital and province. On Thursday, José Antonio Rubio Mielgo, a representative of the Palencia Council, said: “There is an increase in the number of infections, but these infections do not at any time endanger health care, whether primary or secondary. Health care or hospital.” Luis Fernando Román, director of the Regional Health Service of Palencia; José Jolín, health care manager; and Pilar Solis, director of nursing. “These current cases do not jeopardize healthcare, like the collapse that has occurred in the pandemic. We are still paying the price for the severity of the situation we are experiencing because, despite increasing surgical activity, waiting lists remain high. So, , interventions were delayed for many patients,” he added.
There are 21 positive cases admitted to the Río Carrión hospital ward, as well as one inpatient in the intensive care unit. Furthermore, the head of the Palencia regional health service noted that the province currently has coronavirus outbreaks in three residential areas, with only three cases in each (three positive cases or more are considered an outbreak). “These are mild cases,” the representative said.