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Winter vaccination campaign begins on April 10

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Winter vaccination campaign begins on April 10

The Ministry of Health announced the calendar of the winter campaign for vaccination against influenza, covid and pneumococcus. It will start on Easter Monday and end on July 14.

Dr. Héctor Castro, director of the Expanded Immunization Program (PAI), reported at a press conference about the winter campaign which aims to reach a significant percentage of the population, in order to avoid or reduce hospitalizations, mainly of vulnerable people.

He The start is scheduled for April 10, Easter Monday, the development will last 14 weeks, to conclude on July 14.

They will apply the bivalent vaccines against Covid-19, flu or influenza and the one that protects against pneumococcuso., aimed at people over 60 years of age who have not received the dose in the last five years.

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“We decided to establish a start date and an end date, pbecause the faster we get vaccinated, the more effective the immunization will be”, Castro argued.

He indicated that the fundamental pillars are: the opportune start to have a greater impact and reduce the probability of hospitalizationand the limit, because many end up getting vaccinated in November or December and therefore do not help to avoid hospitalization spikes.

Regarding the method, in addition to the fixed vaccinations, there will also be Mobile posts, immunization in shopping centers, in places of great concentration, in companies, etc.

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