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Health has purchased a total of 297,000 doses of vaccine for €2,409,000 to face this 2022-23 flu season.

In order to have this vaccine, you must request an appointment at 012 or numbers (922 470 012 and 928 301 012) at no additional cost. You can also request an appointment for a joint vaccination against influenza and covid-19 for people over 60 years of age until the booster dose is administered.

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Public Health, started the flu vaccination campaign for the 2022-23 season in all health centers of the Canary Islands Health Service on Monday, 24 October. . In order to be vaccinated against the flu, you must make an appointment at 012 or 922 470 012 and 928 301 012 at no additional cost.

The patient is vaccinated

The Canary Islands have purchased a total of 297,000 doses of flu vaccine to face this 2022-23 flu season, representing an investment of €2,409,000. In the at-risk population, the flu vaccine also prevents the coexistence of two infections, flu and covid-19, in the same individual, thereby minimizing the risk to people’s health while reducing the impact of care on the health system at once. when the covid-19 epidemic and the seasonal flu epidemic still coincide.

Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent the transmission or transmission of flu, particularly in people who are at risk of complications if they suffer from the disease, and in healthcare and community essential personnel such as caregivers. elderly or addicted.

Four types of vaccines will be available to face this season:

• Inactivated vaccines produced from viruses grown in embryonated eggs, fragmented viruses or surface antigens (H and N) or the like. 140,000 doses were purchased for those under 65 and pregnant women with underlying pathologies.

• Inactivated vaccines produced from viruses grown in embryonated eggs, fragmented viruses or surface antigens (H and N) or the like (Tetravalent). 60,000 doses have been obtained for those over 65 years of age.

• Inactivated vaccines produced from viruses grown in cell cultures of fractionated viruses or surface antigens (H and N) or the like. 80,000 doses were purchased for those under 65 years of age with basic pathologies and pregnant women.

• Inactivated vaccines produced from viruses grown in embryonated eggs, fragmented viruses or surface antigens (H and N) or the like. 17 thousand doses were purchased for the elderly living in residences.

Getting a sanitary flu vaccine

Target groups of this vaccination campaign

1.- Population groups at risk of complications in case of influenza:

• Over 60 years of age to prevent complications, hospitalizations or death in the event of the flu.

• Persons diagnosed with chronic pathology at any age (more than 6 months) to prevent complications, hospitalizations or death if they become ill.

• Pregnant women, to protect themselves and their future children and to prevent complications, hospitalizations or death if they get the flu.

2.- Occupations necessary for society.

• To protect health personnel, themselves and those under their supervision, as well as to prevent the reduction of essential services to the community in the event of multiple casualties due to influenza.

3.- To protect themselves, their colleagues and the extremely fragile population they serve, caring for the elderly or their dependents, avoiding a possible reduction in their services in the event of multiple casualties due to influenza.

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