LOCAL health centres will soon be contacting vulnerable residents with appointments for flu vaccinations.
Ana Barcelo, who heads the regional government’s Health department, announced that the Generalitat hopes in this way to cover 75 per cent of over-64s and health professionals.
Barcelo’s department also plans to vaccinate 60 per cent of pregnant women and patients considered to be at risk owing to existing health conditions.
Vaccinations will begin on October 8, the Health chief said.
“This year’s campaign aims to avoid complications arising from the flu,” Barcelo said.
“It does not set out to vaccinate all of the population, only those included in the groups considered to be at risk.”
The Health department has acquired 1,276,100 doses of vaccine, 465,00 more than were available for the 2019-2020 flu campaign. The majority, 810,000 have been financed by the regional government and 446,100 through an agreement with the central government’s Ministry of Health.