The Ministry of Health begins, this Tuesday, October 13, the regional flu vaccination campaign with the aim of immunizing people with a higher risk of presenting complications, if they suffer from it, as well as people who can transmit the flu.
disease to those at high risk of complications.The flu is a viral infection that mainly affects the nose, throat, bronchial tubes, and occasionally the lungs.
The infection generally lasts a week and is characterized by the sudden onset of high fever, muscle aches, headache and severe malaise, dry cough, sore throat and rhinitis.
Vaccination is an effective and safe tool to prevent influenza and its complications.
This year, the temporal coincidence with the Covid-19 pandemic, make their vaccination especially important to reduce the complications caused by both diseases and avoid overloading the health system. The campaign is aimed at the particularly vulnerable population, for this reason people over 60 years of age, disabled, pregnant and in the six months after giving birth, chronically ill or with previous pathologies will have preference.
It will also be aimed at those people who due to their situation or profession are exposed to a greater risk of contagion, such as educational health workers, or security forces, etc. Those interested in getting vaccinated must request it in the nurse's office at the health center, by phone or online through an appointment or on the Patient portal.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia