Almost 34 thousand people vaccinated in a few weeks against Meningocco C, with peaks of 70% of the expected target. Therefore, the first phase of the regional action plan may end, with the end of the activities of most of the 14 extraordinary clinics.
The councilor for Welfare of the Lombardy Region Giulio Gallera said, commenting on the results of the first step of the vaccination safety belt that the Lombardy Region, together with the ATS of Bergamo and Brescia and the reference ASST, activated in the Basso Sebino area and Grumello where, in the last month, 5 cases of sepsis have occurred from Meningococcus C, two of which are fatal.
“We will not let our guard down – continued the councilor – and from Monday 20 January it will still be possible to get vaccinated for free through general practitioners and free-choice pediatricians in their professional offices. In addition, planned vaccinations will continue in schools and companies that have shown their willingness to host them according to the schedule already defined. The extraordinary outpatient clinic in Villongo will remain open and the usual activities of the vaccination centers in Sarnico, Grumello del Monte and Iseo will continue ”.
“In the Municipalities of the province of Bergamo affected by the extraordinary plan – added Gallera – 21,331 citizens have been vaccinated, of which 1680 students directly in schools and 2414 workers in their companies. As many as 40 general practitioners in the area have joined this unprecedented operation, through the proactive call of their patients. In the Brescia area, on the other hand, 9200 people were vaccinated through special clinics, in addition to 1700 people by GPs and free-choice pediatricians, 1000 students and 300 workers in the company, for a total of 12,200 citizens “. (here the data released a few days ago on vaccinations ).
The extraordinary safety belt was started by the Lombardy Region starting from 24 December last with the free vaccination offer. It concerned resident citizens and permanent workers in the Basso Sebino and Grumello areas, aged between 18 and 60, in addition to the group of teenagers up to the age of 18, anticipating the call already envisaged by the regional plan.
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Lombardy flu vaccination campaign: free for anyone over 65
For the elderly, but also for weaker groups such as chronically ill, family members and children at risk, the vaccine does not pay. The more numerous the vaccinated, the less frequent the cases of illness
The vaccination campaign against influenza in Lombardy has started . As happens throughout the national territory, from October to the end of December, citizens can get vaccinated against the flu and take shelter from the danger of complications due to the disease.
The Ministry of Health and the Lombardy region recommend vaccination for some categories of citizens and in particular to those over 65. For these sections of the population the vaccine is free .
The flu vaccination campaign is recommended, in particular, for:
- those over 65 years of age
- women who are pregnant at the beginning of the winter season
- those who suffer from some chronic diseases
- children over 6 months, adults and adolescents at risk for specific diseases
- family members of high risk individuals
- healthcare personnel
- who faces a surgical operation.
Flu vaccination campaign: why
For some categories of people, the flu can be more serious than a simple seasonal malaise. In fact, some pathologies increase the risk of complications.
In addition to those already reported, the cases are many. Among others:
- chronic diseases of the respiratory system
- heart disease
- diabetes mellitus
- chronic renal failure
- long term hospitalization patients of any age.
For the World Health Organization and according to the 2017-19 National Vaccinal Prevention Plan, the minimum target is 75 percent coverage thanks to the vaccine. The ideal, in people over 65 and in risk groups, would be 95 percent . These percentages are calculated in relation to the fact that the more vaccinated citizens are , the less the disease spreads and therefore the fewer the risks.
How to get vaccinated
Getting vaccinated is simple. Ask for information from your family doctor or from Asst, the local social and health company. Bring your health card with you and check if you are entitled to vaccination without paying the ticket.
However, remember a few daily precautions that help limit contagion:
- wash your hands often, especially after attending crowded places
- cover your mouth and nose after a cough or sneeze
- use disposable tissues
- avoid contact with affected people
- do not leave home during the first few days of a flu.
I postulate a premise that perhaps a vaccine might be found involved what the sick people who died during the COVD-19 , NOT the vaccine itself but the adjuvants which open the immune system. There is not enough data to assess this as a fact. However as a side note, we did find influenza A statistically in the small number we had on the database, was present in the blood. About 40%.
So homoeopathically speaking the body does not hold two similar diseases, so Covid 19 and Influenza A are two disimilar diseases…