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Flu Jabs

 

It’s that time of the year again and flu is about to strike with a vengeance. In fact, it’s already happening.

The annual vaccination campaign against influenza began in all the health centres of the Canary Islands on October 29th.

 

 

The vaccine is recommended for people over 60 years of age, pregnant women, chronically ill people of any age, health professionals and other professionals fundamental for the community.

General director of Public Health, José Juan Alemán and the head of the Section of Epidemiology and Prevention, Amós García, presented details in Santa Cruz.

José Juan Alemán recalled that vaccination against influenza is an important measure of public health because it decreases the incidence of this disease and its duration, as well as the impact that, every year, it has on the population.

Vaccination, said the director, could reduce between 75-80 per cent of deaths that occur as a result of this disease, which are around 2,000 direct annual deaths in Spain, although this range varies in global data of 1,400 to 4,000 deaths that are associated with comorbidity factors.

 

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