Diego Garcirazo, director of epidemiology at the Ministry of Health of Entre Ríos, mentioned the progress of the influenza vaccination campaign carried out in Entre Ríos. Within this framework, provincial agencies have confirmed an increase in the number of people hospitalized due to flu cases.
“Vaccination starts in March and continues until December. The main role of the vaccine is to avoid complications during hospitalization. From a public health perspective, we have observed that if most people are vaccinated, there will be fewer hospitalizations.” , that’s why they’re targeting high-risk groups,” he said.
Likewise, he said there had been an increase in the number of people hospitalized with flu symptoms in recent weeks, recalling that those who should be vaccinated are children aged 6 to 24 months, people over 65, pregnant and postpartum women, and those . People with concomitant diseases.
On the other hand, the official said that Covid-19 cases are still being registered, so he recommends continuing to get vaccinated annually and, for high-risk groups, every six months. Along these lines, he clarified, “There’s no such thing as a dose that will last you a lifetime, but you have to renew it because in the case of COVID-19, when the flu virus mutates, the defenses decline, so the vaccine used is every year. Everything changes,” he concluded.