For the vaccination campaign that began this Saturday in the country, 5,447,600 doses arrived (2,092,800 pediatric and 3,354,800 adults) that have already been distributed to all territories.
The Ministry of Health launched a massive campaign flu vaccination noting that this vaccine and the covid-19 vaccine can be applied on the same day depending on the brand of injections.
The Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen laboratories and the influenza vaccine can be administered on the same day, without the need to save a minimum time between one vaccine and another, according to the Health Portfolio based on in information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.
On the other hand, people who have applied the vaccine from the Sinovac and AstraZeneca laboratories must keep a minimum period of 14 days away from the administration of the influenza vaccine because there is still not enough scientific evidence to allow co-administration with other biologicals. .
The Ministry of Health recalled that every certain period of time the prioritized population (high risk) must apply a new influenza vaccine, taking into account that year after year the new available vaccines incorporate different strains corresponding to each period of influenza activity.