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The Governor joined the vaccination campaign

The Ministry of Health launched the anti-flu vaccination campaign on Monday and the Governor was one of the first officials to apply the dose.

Staff of the Epidemiology Program, accompanied by the Minister of Health, Silvia Sosa Araujo, and the head of that area, Rodrigo Verdugo, were in charge of putting the vaccine to the first president of San Luis. Also, some members of the Cabinet and provincial leaders joined.

Verdugo reported that according to plan, began Monday the distribution of vaccines throughout the provincial territory, which distributes more than 25 thousand doses in the nine departments. "We are going to replenish the doses that are consumed. The ideal is that people receive the vaccine before winter, although the campaign will last all year, "he said.

This Monday, the San Luis government distributed the first doses in the Pueyrredón, Pedernera and San Martín departments; Tuesday morning will be in Belgrano and Junín; Wednesday in Ayacucho; Thursday in Pringles and Chacabuco; and on Friday it will close in Dupuy. It is worth mentioning that the day after they arrive at each vaccination, all the people included as a risk factor will be able to approach the dose.

The objective of vaccination is to strengthen the immune system and prevent, especially in the risk groups, the severe forms of the disease.

Who should be vaccinated?

The vaccine is free and mandatory for populations at risk. Those who can apply without medical order are health personnel, pregnant women and women who have just given birth, children from 6 to 24 months, people over 65 and obese with Body Mass Index greater than 40. The rest must be done with a prescription .

Respiratory diseases

a) Chronic: diaphragmatic hernia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [EPOC], congenital emphysema, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, chronic tracheostomies, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, among others).

b) Moderate and severe asthma.

Heart diseases

a) Heart failure, coronary heart disease, valvular replacement, valvular heart disease.

b) Congenital heart disease.

Congenital or acquired immunodeficiencies (non-oncohematological)

a) HIV infection.

b) Use of immunosuppressive medication or corticosteroids in high doses (greater than 2 mg / kg / day of methylprednisone or more than 20 mg / day or its equivalent for more than 14 days).

c) Congenital immunodeficiency.

d) Functional or anatomical asplenia (including sickle cell anemia.

e) Serious malnutrition.

Oncohematologic and transplanted patients

a) Solid organ tumor under treatment.

b) Oncohematological disease, up to six months after the complete remission.

c) Transplanted solid organs or hematopoietic precursors

Others

a) Diabetics.

b) People with chronic renal failure on dialysis or with expectations of entering dialysis in the following six months.

c) Severe maturational delay in children under 18 years of age.

d) Genetic syndromes, neuromuscular diseases with respiratory compromise and severe congenital malformations.

e) Chronic treatment with acetylsalicylic acid in children under 18 years of age.

f) Co-survivors of oncohematological patients.

g) Cohabiting premature babies under 1,500 g in children under 18 years of age.

d) Genetic syndromes, neuromuscular diseases with respiratory compromise and severe congenital malformations.

e) Chronic treatment with acetylsalicylic acid in children under 18 years of age.

f) Co-survivors of oncohematological patients.

g) Preemies of less than 1,500 g.

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