372 walk-in points will be created throughout the province to facilitate vaccination against influenza and COVID before Christmas.
The Department of Health and Consumer Affairs of the Government of Andalusia will organize vaccination sessions without appointments throughout Andalusia on December 12 and 13. For this, 372 walk-in points will be made throughout Andalusia with this provincial distribution: Almería 53 walk-in points, Cádiz 49, Córdoba 40, Granada 55, Huelva 32, Jaén 39, Málaga 63 and Seville 41. Vaccination points and schedules for both day will be published at the internet address https://lajunta.es/4ihrh.
The aim is to increase vaccination against influenza and Covid before the arrival of the Christmas holidays and the subsequent social and family gatherings, which lead to an increase in the number of cases due to respiratory viruses like the flu. Therefore, it is important to accelerate the pace of vaccination against influenza and Covid to all people in the target groups, as reported in the Strategic Vaccination Plan of the General Directorate of Public Health and Pharmaceutical Management of the Ministry of Health. and Consumption of the Junta de Andalucía
All people who have not been vaccinated against influenza or Covid, who belong to the target groups of the campaign, can go to these points: all people aged 60 and over even if they have cause pathologies, teenagers and adults. 60 years old with chronic diseases or dangerous situations (smoking, pregnant women, health care professionals or other important professions such as state security forces and bodies ) and the cohabitants of all these dangerous people.
Since the start of the COVID-flu vaccination campaign on October 9, 2023 in Andalusia, 1,462,824 people have been vaccinated against influenza, and 954,485 against COVID. As for those over 60 years of age, 1,031,919 have been vaccinated against influenza (49.7% coverage) and 807,830 against COVID (36.2% coverage). Of the children aged 6 to 59 months, who currently all have signs of being vaccinated, 92,542 have been vaccinated against influenza, that is, 33.3%.
Among people under 60 years of age, those with chronic pathologies or dangerous situations (pregnancy, health professionals, etc.) should be vaccinated. Of them, 467,330 people have received the flu vaccine and 146,219 have received the Covid vaccine.
Vaccination against influenza is extended from December 1 to smokers and against influenza and Covid to people living with people over 60 years of age, patients with pathological diseases or pregnant women women, according to the Strategic Vaccination Plan. of the General Directorate of Public Health and Pharmaceutical Regulation.
Since the campaign was launched on October 9, vaccination has been carried out in phases for people in nursing homes and disability centers; over 85 years old; health and social health professionals. Since October 16, the vaccination of people between 70 and 79 years old began; children 6 months or older, adolescents and adults with chronic pathologies; large dependents at home and professional caregivers; pregnant and postpartum women. Since October 30, vaccination has been opened to people between 60 and 69 years of age and other professional groups (security forces and bodies, firefighters, staff and inmates of penitentiary institutions, and others).