When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many Segovians made travel a “new normal” priority. Last summer, the number of foreign tourist destinations increased. If not, ask the International Vaccination Center, whose headquarters are located within the health service facilities of the military government of Castile and León in the province of Segovia.
According to the government of the autonomous region, in 2022, a total of 1,237 doses of different serums have been injected to prevent different diseases, which means that the injection volume is almost four times that of a year ago and five times that of 2020. The initial height of the coronavirus and mobility between countries are severely restricted.
As for travelers passing through the center, located on Avenue Juan Carlos I in the city, figures from the service show that the number of people who have been vaccinated has risen to 674. The list of citizens traveling to exotic places and tropical trees has tripled compared to the event that took place 12 months ago, when the covid-19 pandemic was still wreaking havoc on people and impacting countries’ international travel policies, Because in 2021, the number of their consultations has not yet reached 200.
The growing interest in taking holidays outside of Spain to such distant, luxurious and adventure-friendly destinations has led to an increase in the availability of vaccines. It must be remembered that the demand for serum for these trips had grown exponentially in the years leading up to the COVID-19 outbreak. For example, in 2019, the Segovia Service Center carried out more than 1,400 preventive treatments. The increase in requests is seasonal. The months closer to summer are the most requested months.
They passed the International Vaccination Center of the Military Government Health Service, which accounts for almost half of the 2022 attendance (674 people)
The International Center for Territorial Health Services managed in three months the equivalent of half the full year egg production in 2022 (i.e. 1,237 cases)
Conducted at the International Vaccination Center in Segovia from 15 April to 19 July. The annual tally for 2022 is 337.
It is necessary to take into account that the minimum time required for a vaccinated person to develop antibodies is about one and a half months, which is the time in which a second dose may be required, so that there is no delay in treatment centers, vaccinations or problems of the travel agency itself, towards travel to foreign countries Tourists from other places recommend this period.
During this exercise, between April 15 and July 19 alone, the International Vaccination Center of the Regional Health Service of the Military Government of Segovia treated 320 travelers, the number of passengers who passed the consultation during the 2022 COVID-19 epidemic. nearly half. The 19th is still raging, and people’s restrictions and fears of crossing borders remain. In terms of vaccinations, 549 doses were given in the same time interval from spring to early summer, which is also slightly less than half of the number of vaccinations in the whole of last year. Representatives of the service highlighted this fact, underscoring the rising demand for this type of immunization prior to travel to exotic destinations.
Organized tourism is the main reason behind these international vaccinations, as it represents three quarters of the requests Segovia participated in. According to data provided by the Regional Authority, this demand has grown significantly compared to last year. Followed by reasonable displacement such as visiting relatives, the proportion of consultation is slightly more than 15%, which has decreased this year; travel to these countries for humanitarian work partners is equivalent to 7% of the vaccinations, and finally there are work reasons, accounting for 4% % and more, and adventure tourism, which accounted for around 1% of visits to the centre.
Organized tourism drives three-quarters of tourist vaccinations this year
Likewise, more than 92% of travelers who come to get vaccinated to protect themselves from serious diseases that may be contracted at their destination come from Segovia; the rest mainly come from other provinces of Castile and Leon, and even autonomous region.
This year, a map of the places that citizens planned to visit through the Segovia International Vaccination Center program was distributed over a three-month period from mid-April to mid-July. At the top of these preferences are North American countries, with nearly a hundred tourists; followed by Asia and Africa, both with more than 80 people vaccinated, and South America, which is farther away, in fourth place with 44 people receive treatment.
These trips usually involve three vaccinations: yellow fever, also known as black vomiting disease; hepatitis A, and typhoid fever. The most obvious places for travelers to be at risk are Africa, South and Central America. Dosing against meningococcal meningitis is also recommended as an official requirement for travelers on the Hajj or polio in certain destinations, according to public health data.