It will be on Friday, October 16, that a total of 325,970 doses of influenza vaccines will arrive in GuanajuatoThis was announced by the Guanajuato Health Secretariat. It is a second supply that comes from the federal government and that it is added to those already previously acquired to total 700 thousand doses.
The intensive vaccination campaign began in the entity on October 1 and 15 days after its start, the 253 thousand doses of the first batch have already been applied. It is important to highlight that during 2019 there were 21 deaths due to this disease and that none of the fatalities was vaccinated, likewise 222 cases of H1N1 and H3N2 influences were confirmed.
Although vaccines by their characteristics are medical supplies with a specific life cycle, these 325 thousand doses for influenza have a maximum life time as of June 30, 2021, but given the response of the population, it is expected to be able to apply them in their entirety as soon as they are available.
The goal set by the government of the state of Guanajuato is to exceed one and a half million vaccines applied in the last campaign, as well as achieving coverage of the priority population, which are vulnerable groups made up of adults over 60 years of age, people with hypertension, diabetes, HIV, cancer, and children under 5 years of age.
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The weather forecast for this Thursday
The wide circulation of a low pressure zone with high cyclonic potential will remain located off the coast of Veracruz, and in interaction with higher atmospheric instability will cause torrential rains in Puebla and Veracruz, and intense rains in Chiapas, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Querétaro and San Luis Potosí. Likewise, heavy rainfall is forecast in Colima, Edomex, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and Tlaxcala, Mexico City, Coahuila, Morelos and Tabasco.
Weather forecast for this Wednesday
For this Wednesday, the low pressure zone in the southwest of the Gulf of Mexico by Tropical Wave Number 35, which will be located off the coast of Jalisco, and a low pressure channel that will extend over the Sierra Madre Occidental and the center of the national territory, in addition to instability at high levels of the atmosphere and the entry of humidity from both oceans, which will cause rains of different intensities in most of the country.
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Vaccination has become a priority measure before what is anticipated as a strong season of pneumonia and diseases typical of the winter season that can be combined with Covid-19.
Previously, the Secretary of Health Daniel Díaz Martínez had already informed as an additional measure to prioritize the vaccination of health personnel of all dependencies such as IMSS, ISSSTE, PEMEX, SEDENA and the Ministry of Health, this due to the fact that by nature of their work are in contact with Covid-19 patients.
Guanajuatenses can request access to this vaccine for free in the different health centers in the 46 municipalities of the State.