Flu vaccination campaign prevents influenza in children

Campaña de Vacunación Antigripal

Florida, Jul 12.- The flu vaccination campaign is carried out in the two Health areas of the territory, with the purpose of administering the drug to children who did not receive the dose in the scheduled period.

To date, the immunization of infants from six months to one year, 11 months and 29 days of life is more than 60 percent applied, the northern area is the furthest behind in the execution of this program, therefore Strategies are designed to allow the drug to be applied to all those foreseen.

For its part, the inoculation of asthmatics from two to five years, 11 months and 29 days culminated at 99 percent, the rest of the universe marches at more than 85 percent.

Mr. Reinaldo Morín Báez, head of the Acute Respiratory Infections program at the Municipal Hygiene and Epidemiology Center, emphasized the importance of recovering infants who have not yet been protected in order to prevent serious complications associated with seasonal influenza.

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses that infects the nose, throat, and lungs, can cause mild to severe episodes, and is sometimes fatal.

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