The campaign starts today with the elderly and infants in nursing homes and will continue until March 31
Today, the first immunization campaign against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants started in three public hospitals in Ourense, Huelín and Valdeoras under the new Lifelong Immunization Programme.this Flu and COVID-19 (the latter included for the first time) serves more than 6,000 seniors.
RSV is a very common virus in children and adults that infects the lungs and respiratory system, causing cold-like symptoms. In most cases, they are unremarkable episodes, but in infants, premature babies, or children with weakened immune systems, it can cause serious infections that lead to pneumonia and bronchiolitis.Currently, syncytial virus They are the most common reason infants are admitted to hospital, Or the youngest child.
To carry out the RSV immunization campaign, the Ministry of Health is considering three options: Starting today, vaccination will be offered to all newbornsbefore leaving the hospital. All babies born are vaccinated within 24-48 hours of birth. Hospitals in Ourense, Huelín and Valdeoras Throughout the event, plan Until March 31st.
Likewise, 63 children with high-risk conditions (such as congenital heart disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, etc.) and premature infants born on or after October 1, 2022 will also be scheduled for next Wednesday at the University of Ourense Hospital admission. 27. In addition to the dose in the first quarter, as long as it is less than 24 months old, another dose will be received in the second quarter.
The third scene is about to begin Monday, October 2nd Babies born from April 1, 2023 onwards will be scheduled for a date to receive their dose at the reference hospital. In the health sector, 634 boys and girls will be mentioned.
October 2-11e, will be in university hospital 549 boys and girls will receive doses in the innovative classroom on the 0th floor of the new inpatient building.
Similarly, From October 2 to 10, 46 babies will be treated at the Valdeorras public hospital. in the library, and 39 in the pediatric consultation in Welin.
Now, fathers and mothers will start receiving messages about vaccination appointments from Sergas via text message, just like they do during COVID-19 vaccination events or counseling or testing appointments.
COVID-19 and flu vaccinations
COVID-19 and flu vaccination campaigns will begin sequentially, with priority given to high-risk groups.Therefore, living in Center for Seniors and People with Disabilities They will start vaccination at their centers from today.
In addition, primary care services will administer influenza and covid-19 vaccines in regional capitals. For people 80 and older, Who will be proactively summoned via text message.
also, They will be vaccinated at home Incapacitated people who belong to the target group.
Throughout October, central vaccination points in large venues, Expourense and Verín and Verín hospitals will be operational again Valdeoras Combined influenza and covid-19 vaccinations for people under 80 years of age will be proactively arranged via text message.