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January 03, 2023 Mexico City exceeds seasonal influenza vaccination target; More than two and a half lakh doses have been administered in three months

The Ministry of Health (SEDESA) has informed that the national vaccination campaign against seasonal influenza in Mexico City has been very successful, since 2 million 530 thousand 915 doses of the biological against the disease have been administered; This represents a 102.9 percent advance of the regional target for the preceding winter season, which was 2,458,699 vaccinations.

SEDESA and the Public Health Services of Mexico City administered 939 thousand 18 doses from October 3 to December 30, 2022, as part of the national vaccination campaign; Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), one million 209 thousand 842; Security and Social Services Institute for State Employees (ISSSTE), 306 thousand 907; Coordinating Commission of National Institutes of Health and High Specialty Hospitals (CCINSHAE), 74 thousand 648; and the Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR), 500 doses.

Target populations who are most vulnerable to the disease and still have the March 31 deadline to get vaccinated: girls and boys ages 6 months to 4 years and 11 months, adults 60 years and older, pregnant women and Residents of the capital. Between 5 and 59 years of age with chronic congenital heart or lung diseases and other conditions that occur with long-term drug use.

Also those who suffer from diabetes mellitus, morbid obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic lung disease including people with asthma, heart disease, kidney failure, treatment-obtained immunosuppression, cancer and HIV/AIDS.

It is important that those who belong to these priority groups and have not received any dose yet, visit any one of the 230 health centers from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm to receive their biologics. Go for The locations can be found on the page https://www.salud.cdmx.gob.mx/unidades-medicas/centros-de-salud

Application in girls and boys aged 6 months to 4 years 11 months, and over 65 years is to avoid pneumonia; In addition, it is recommended to pregnant people at any stage of pregnancy, as it is proven. Vaccination not only protects the woman, but also helps the baby make antibodies against the disease through breast milk.

SEDESA recommends people to avoid crowded places and self-medication if they have symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, as well as go to a unit to get medical help. Also remember that the use of face masks is recommended during this winter season.

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