Castile and León has updated its vaccination calendar to include three “important novelties”, as described by Economy and Finance Minister Carlos Fernández Carriedo, With a view to the vaccination campaign in 2023. Specifically, the Directorate General of Public Health has added three vaccines: the shingles vaccine for people aged 65, the human papilloma vaccine for men and the pediatric flu vaccine for children aged 6 to 59 months.
This was confirmed by a spokesman for the junta of Castile and Leon at a press conference after the governing council on Monday, where he also revealed data on the community system’s vaccination schedule. More specifically, 25,000 doses of the intranasal influenza vaccine, worth €445,454, have been approved for purchase for children aged 24 to 59 months.
The vaccine will be administered through the nose in this population because “it has a better immune response than the parenteral vaccine,” which is given to children aged 6 to 23 months. Likewise, sources from the district administration say this approach is “more acceptable to professionals and parents”.
The Ministry of Health will allocate 34.25 million euros for the procurement of vaccines throughout 2023, which is an increase from 2022.
Investments in Clínico and Río Hortega
Among the health-related issues discussed by the Council, €378,353 was approved for the supply of clothing to the Valladolid Rio Hortega Hospital for a period of two years.
In addition, a €225,755 refurbishment of the natural gas reception facility at the Rondilla building of the Clinical Hospital of the Capital of Valladolid was carried out, with the installation of two new boilers to replace the two existing ones.