Already have an approximate start date Vaccination campaigns against COVID-19 and influenza In Andalusia.Health Minister Catalina García announced on Monday that the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) expects to start administering the new doses Around October 16thAlthough a specific date has not yet been determined, “the arrival of the commemorative vaccine” is still awaited.
Garcia explains«They are already vaccines adapted to new variants“, because, as he recalled, “we said beforehand that Andalusia would not vaccinate against the new variant because it would not make sense”. Therefore, he added, “Europe has indeed already carried out the vaccination according to AXBB.1 procurement” and “currently we only have one supplier, and that is Pfizer.”
The counselor added «At the European level, Moderna’s vaccine has been authorized“He believes we are also committed to sourcing from this supplier because, if there are two suppliers, “the vaccine will reach us in a smoother way and enable us to do a combined vaccine against influenza.”
In fact, it proved once again You need to get both the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine. “Older people will get one vaccine, but they won’t get two doses, so we still don’t have a firm date,” he explained. Likewise, he insisted that the fifth dose of the vaccine would not be available to everyone, but only to the most vulnerable, such as people with chronic diseases, people over 60 or health professionals.
The immunization campaign in Andalusia has started with the date respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), is the leading cause of respiratory infections, such as bronchiolitis or pneumonia. As the Health Minister recalled, the date was September 25.
«Since last Thursday, Parents of children under six months old are being summoned As well as children under two with serious medical conditions, all children born between October 1 and March 31 will be vaccinated starting on October 1. “
The adviser stressed that “this is a very important step forward” for immunization, More than 63,000 doses of vaccine and 13.8 million invested. He emphasized that “work on vaccines is always an investment” because such vaccines will “prevent severe disease in young children” “for whom there is no drug treatment”.