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In the past hours, the nation’s Ministry of Health announced the start of distributing doses of influenza vaccine to start the immunization campaign in all governorates. Santa Fe, like the rest of the country, will begin this mission on March 17th.
This was confirmed, Thursday, by the Provincial Minister of Health, Sonia Martorano, as part of a press conference in which she announced the delivery of maternity hospital equipment in eight towns in the center and north of the province.
“Vaccines are already arriving in Santa Fe,” the official said regarding the distribution of the first 730,130 doses, out of 9.3 million received by the National Health Portfolio with the aim of reducing complications related to the influenza virus among vulnerable populations. .
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And, as always, priority will be given to health workers “because they are the ones responsible for the care” and the elderly. In this sense, Martorano emphasized that, as in previous years, “we will organize operations that have interesting logistics but that give us peace of mind in the care of the elderly, which is vaccination in nursing homes”.
The annual vaccination calendar states that pregnant women should receive the flu vaccine (at any time during pregnancy); puerperal girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 24 months (they should receive 2 doses at least 4 weeks apart); All people between the ages of 65 and people between the ages of 2 and 64 who suffer from serious diseases such as heart, respiratory, kidney, immunosuppressed, obesity, diabetes and others.
The annual dose for covid?
At the international level as well as in the country, the possibility of applying an annual dose of the Covid vaccine for the elderly and vulnerable groups is being analyzed.
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Martorano, who was consulted in this regard, noted that the National Immunization Commission is evaluating this variant and that within the framework of the Federal Health Council (COFISA) “we are moving forward and awaiting national regulations”.
Meanwhile, the recommendation to apply the corresponding boosters at least 120 days after the last dose still applies.