Department of Health and Consumer Affairs is described as Door-to-door vaccination campaign a complete success in front of influenza start up December 11 last year and resulting from this 292,302 Andalusians protected from this virusmeaning is 104.2% more than recorded during the same period in the last 2022-2023 event143,143 people were vaccinated at that time.
Since December 11, the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs has stepped up its vaccination campaign, arranging walk-in flu vaccination days for adults and children, and stepped up efforts to educate the population about the benefits of vaccination to prevent influenza and Covid -19. Specifically, the last week when vaccinations by appointment were available daily, there was a 30% increase in vaccinations compared to the same week in 2023.
at the moment, Andalusia has administered 1,768,479 doses of vaccine against influenza and 1,118,881 doses of vaccine against Covid-19. In terms of childhood influenza vaccination, 126,714 children have been vaccinated, with a coverage rate of 44.4%. For people over 60, flu coverage is 57.3% and Covid-19 coverage is 41.3% (65% of people over 65 have had a flu vaccine). For those aged 85 and over, 75.3% had received a flu vaccine and 57.4% had received a Covid-19 vaccine. Finally, 90.6% of people in nursing homes had received the flu vaccine and 84.9% had received the Covid-19 vaccine.
👏 Door-to-door campaign against influenza a success: twice as many Andalusians have been vaccinated than in 2023 💉 The Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs appreciates the responsibility of Andalusians and the work of health professionals in order for the campaign to proceed properly 🔗 https ://t.co /8aGsGvMtHL pic.twitter.com/cZ7ppWUbTY
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In this sense, the Ministry on the one hand thanks, Andalusians who heed the call of the health authorities have a responsibility to protect their health and, on the other hand, andJobs for Health Center Professionals It was they who made it possible for this movement to proceed completely normally and without any setbacks. Likewise, they remember that vaccines are the most effective and safest tool to avoid serious illness and hospitalization.
Likewise, they emphasize There’s still time for Andalusians to get vaccinated against flu and Covid-19. “From the moment we receive the vaccine, our defenses are activated. In the last campaign we recorded a peak in mid-February, so we invite Andalusians to get vaccinated. They still have time.” Given Accordingly, the Department of Health and Consumer Affairs Walk-in vaccinations extended for another week at all vaccination sites in Andalusia.
According to provisional influenza vaccination coverage data as of January 18 provided by the Ministry of Health, Andalusia is above the national average. Regarding the influenza vaccination rate among minors aged 6 to 59 months, Spain averages 35.2%, while Andalusia reaches 44%, behind Murcia (50.2) and Galicia (51,6). In terms of vaccination rate for people over 65 years old, the national average is 63%, and the Andalusian average is 64.7%, ranking eighth.
The Department of Health and Consumer Affairs emphasizes the importance of protecting yourself from acute respiratory infections. This week, to be precise, The incidence of these viruses per 100,000 inhabitants increased in Andalusia compared with the previous week, from 459 to 621. There was also an increase at the national level, from 923 to 926.6. “These data mean we must still remain vigilant about respiratory viruses. Therefore, we maintain that vaccination is the best tool to combat them.”
Health, on the other hand, emphasizes immunization against respiratory syncytial virus, Main causes of bronchiolitis. Since the campaign started in September, coverage has exceeded 90%, and the number of people hospitalized with the virus in Andalusia has dropped by 78% this year. Therefore, they also encourage parents and guardians of children under six months of age and newborns to vaccinate their children against this virus.
A campaign of information and advice launched by the 061 Health Emergency Center on how people should cope with influenza, influenza A or Covid-19 has received more than 7,600 calls, with a thousand people needing help after listening to the speeches. Andalusian citizens will be able to learn how to act in the event of a respiratory infection, receiving advice on dealing with the most common symptoms through the telephone number 955 545 060 and the Salud Responde app.