Of three vaccines, most effective will be reserved for nursing homes and people over 70
Castile-La Mancha has completed a contract to purchase 600,000 doses of adult influenza vaccine and hopes to vaccinate all people over 60 years old by 2023. However, there will be an intranasal vaccine for children and the most effective “quadrivalent” vaccine, which is reserved for nursing homes and those over 70 years old. The vaccination program begins in October.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and although the statistics are not yet available, it will be more important than ever to protect yourself against the flu with the vaccine in the month of October 2023, so half of the 600,000 doses of the vaccine are “Quadrivalent” vaccine. Or it may be recommended to vaccinate children.
With the consent of the parents, the pediatrician will decide on the child’s vaccinations. The responsibility for vaccinating people over the age of 60 will fall on health center caregivers.
The idea in 2023 is that the flu vaccine will be targeted at traditionally high-risk groups as well as those professionals who work with vulnerable populations or are considered essential. But the age was lowered from 65 to 60. In addition, it is recommended that nursing homes and people over the age of 70 receive the “quadrivalent” vaccine.