Bilbao (EFE) .- Euskadi vaccines since Monday 26 against the flu e covid in nursing homes and double vaccination of at-risk groups will begin on 3 October. Vaccinations for the rest of the population will begin on 1 November.

“Yes, we are vaccinated” is the motto chosen by the Department of Health of the Basque government for this campaign against influenza and covid-19, as reported this Friday by the Minister of Health, Gotzone Sagardui, who has launched an appeal to the population to get vaccinated.

650,000 flu vaccines

The Basque Country has acquired a total of 651,500 doses of flu vaccines – around 563,000 vaccines were administered in this community last year – with the possibility of increasing to 781,800 doses, and has 129,600 booster doses against covid-19. , although it could have about 370,000 coronavirus vaccines.

Influenza vaccines and covids in Basque residences

The flu vaccination and second booster dose will start next Monday in the nursing homes.

From that same day, September 26, people belonging to risk groups (over 65, people with chronic diseases, pregnant women and health and social health workers) will be able to make an appointment – in Osakidetza website or at your health center – and will be scheduled starting October 3. And

The rest of the population who want to get vaccinated will be able to do so from 1 November.

Flu and covid photos

increased flu

Health authorities have indicated that although it is impossible to predict how the flu virus will behave this fall-winter, “there may be a relatively major flu spike” as it is possible for the flu to “reactivate” as soon as possible. decrease the incidence of covid-19.

Faced with people who have “doubts” about whether or not to get vaccinated against the flu and receive the second booster dose against covid-19, Sagardui said the recommendation is “absolutely yes”, especially for groups more vulnerable. .

“Yes, we get vaccinated”

He explained that the campaign slogan, “Yes, we are vaccinated”, is “a complete declaration of intent for the best tool to effectively prevent the flu and covid“.

After reiterating that one of the main features of this campaign is that the flu vaccination and the second coronavirus booster dose will be offered at the same time, the Minister of Health stressed that the campaign is aimed at the entire population, even if “Especially those that risk complications”.

For this reason, vaccinations will begin in nursing homes and will continue on October 3 with the rest of the groups at risk.

In addition to citizens who make an appointment via the Osakidetza website or by calling his clinic, the Basque Health Service will call the population over the age of 80 to “reach maximum” vaccinations in the older group.

November 1: vaccinations for the entire population

The rest of the population wishing to get vaccinated will be able to request an appointment from next 17 October, and the administration of the doses will begin on 1 November. The general population wishing to be vaccinated will receive the flu shot “safely”.

With that of covid-19, according to the commissioner, “we will follow the instructions of the expert staff of the Public Health Commission”.

The Commission on Public Health agreed yesterday, Thursday, to recommend vaccination with the second booster dose against covid-19 for all subjects over the age of 60, as well as for minors of this age who have risk conditions for health, and approved its administration together with the antidote to the flu.

Last year 562,840 flu vaccines were administered in the Basque Country, thus protecting 73% of the Basque population aged 65 and over, explained the coordinator of the flu campaign, Enrique Peiró. EFE

Written by Ernesto Martinez

Curated by Elena Puerta

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