of the event Flu vaccination Castilla-La Mancha has gained 8 points in the past two weeks. On January 3, the vaccination rate of Castilla-La Mancha’s population was 51%, and today it is 59%.
The data was provided by Esther Padilla, spokesperson for the Government of Castilla-La Mancha, who encouraged the entire population to get vaccinated against influenza, remembering that since January 3, the vaccination campaign has been open to all citizens.
It can be seen that on that day, when only vulnerable groups were vaccinated, the influenza vaccine coverage rate was 51%, which was similar to the figure in previous years of the epidemic, but Since January 3, it has risen 8 percentage points to 59%.
Padilla pointed out that the vaccination rate for the new crown vaccine is 51%, but vaccination is still only recommended for vulnerable groups.
About the number of cases and when Castilla-La Mancha is the autonomous region with the highest influenza prevalence, with 1,532 cases per 100,000 inhabitantsPadilla noted that the development of the epidemic is in a “plateau period” and estimated that the number of infections will begin to decrease in the third or fourth week of January.
“Medical pressure is greater, but we are ready”
In any case, Padilla argued that despite the increasing influx of patients in emergencies in health centers and hospitals, the Castilla-La Mancha health service has already responded to the situation, e.g. , due to the contingency plans implemented by hospitals, which is why he asserted: “There is more pressure on the nursing side, but we are prepared.”
In this way, he denied accusations from both the health staff unions and the opposition that they lacked vision, adding Peak of flu cases ‘comes earlier across Spain’ At the time it usually happens, and, it coincides with the Christmas holidays.
All this, along with the fact that they circulate Various types of influenza and COVID-19leading to “an even greater influx of patients into health centers and hospitals”, noting that the day with the largest influx was December 26, when 4,000 people were admitted in emergencies at the public hospital of Castile-La Mancha.
But he denied there was a lack of staff, adding As of December 15, Toledo Hospital specifically hired 200 professionals.
In this sense, he believes that “alarms cannot be sounded” when more patients than usual visit health centers because they are infected with the disease and it is said that “they are not being cared for”.
“It’s true that sometimes more people go and sometimes less people go, but I don’t think there’s a lack of attention to patients in the area,” the spokesman’s adviser said.