Coquimbo Region. They carry out vaccinations in the region’s shelters

Coquimbo Region. They carry out vaccinations in the region’s shelters
Coquimbo Region. They carry out vaccinations in the region’s shelters

Protecting the population against Influenza and other communicable diseases is the objective of the different vaccination operations that have been implemented throughout the region, for those who for different reasons had to go to shelters after passing through the frontal system.

In this regard, Karen Gallardo, nurse and Manager of the Immunization Program of the Seremi de Salud Coquimbo, explained that, since the beginning of the meteorological emergency, all the immunization program teams have been activated to protect the health of those most vulnerable with vaccination. they need it.

“In the context of emergencies and catastrophes, the Immunization Program has implemented strategies such as vaccination to protect the population from different diseases such as Influenza or Coronavirus,” explained the nurse.

For his part, the Seremi of Social Development and Family, Eduardo Alcayaga, pointed out that “We have been touring the active devices that we have in the La Serena – Coquimbo conurbation, previously we also made planning to support people in street situations. in the face of this rainy weather event in the Coquimbo Region. People have been welcomed with food, shelter and of course with vaccination operations, which are very important to prevent respiratory diseases and protect the health of people who are in a more vulnerable situation.

So far, more than 100 doses of vaccines for both influenza and other communicable diseases have been administered in shelters in the region.

Finally, the regional Health Authority, Dr. Paola Salas, after two days of meeting the Risk and Disaster Management Committee, in coordination with the Health Service, delivered recommendations to the population: “We are inviting self-care to stay at home to take care of our health, but in a special way, today when it is raining. Also, we have gone to the shelters to vaccinate the people who are in these places to protect them from diseases,” she explained.

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