San Juan received influenza vaccinations from the nation’s Department of Health to begin implementing the vaccination campaign in a staggered fashion, taking into account the at-risk groups.
In this first batch, the regional immunization program received 21,000 doses for adults and the vaccination will be compatible with health workers from the public and private sectors.
The national immunization calendar includes the following groups within the influenza vaccine:
- health workers.
- Children from 6 months to 24 months.
- People over 65 years old.
- Persons between 2 and 64 years of age with risk factors: obesity, diabetes, respiratory disease, heart disease, congenital or acquired immunodeficiency, neoplastic patients, transplant patients or people with chronic renal failure on dialysis, from Among other things.
What is the flu?
Influenza is a respiratory viral illness that usually occurs in the coldest months of the year.
Symptoms usually appear within 48 hours of infection, and the majority of those infected recover within a week or two without requiring medical treatment. However, young children, the elderly, and people with risk factors can develop severe, life-threatening complications.