Amid an alarming rise in cases of influenza in the country, the National Government has decided advance to the month of April, the start of the flu vaccination campaign in Argentina. A measure with which they seek to curb flu infections in the population.
According to a report by the National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes, in the last month, more than 370 cases of influenza per week, a figure much higher than the average of 100 cases of flu identified weekly before the pandemic.
This was confirmed this Friday by the head of the Ministry of Health, Carla Vizzotti, in statements to the Metro newspaper. “We note with concern that there is an increase in cases of influenza nationwide, especially in children under the age of five. That is why we decided to anticipate the national immunization campaign”.
For it, Today a shipment of flu vaccines made up of 800,000 doses arrived in Argentine territorywhich will begin to be distributed from next week through the 24 jurisdictions of the country.
“Once the drugs are distributed throughout the country and sent to the vaccination centers, the highest health authority will start the national immunization campaign to stop the cases of influenza A H3N2, also known as influenza A.
Who is the flu vaccination campaign aimed at?
Based on the provisions of the National Vaccination Calendar, the free doses of anti-influenza serums are intended for populations at risk, which includes health and strategic personnel, pregnant women in any month of gestation or postpartum women who have not received the vaccine.
In addition, it also includes the infants between the ages of six and 24 months, immunosuppressed people between the ages of two and 64, and all older adults over the age of 65reported the Ministry of Health on its website.