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Coronavirus in Navarra: Health begins to make an appointment to get the flu vaccine and the third dose of the covid

The Epidemiological Report of the Institute of Public and Labor Health of Navarra (ISPLN) corresponding to the week of October 11 to 17, it registers, within low levels in intensity and severity of the incidence, a 42% increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 compared to the previous week, going from 134 to 190 (29 per 100,000 inhabitants), which leads him to insist on the need to maintain preventive measures against the possibility of infection: physical interpersonal distance; use of a mask indoors, when you cannot keep your distance, and in encounters with non-partners; as well as vaccination.

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Salud will install this Friday, the 22nd, two devices for dose administration against COVID-19 in the Public University of Navarra and at the University of Navarra. The objective is to increase the vaccination figures among the youths, in order to reach the highest possible levels of population coverage, facilitating accessibility to the vaccine in the same way as has been done with the walk-in vaccination line in FOREM, which is still active, and the operation that Throughout this month of October it is carrying out repechages in the rural areas of the Pamplona / Iruña Health Area.

The two teams from the universities will work from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., only during that day, and no prior appointment will be necessary. At UPNA, the device will be located in classroom 09 of the Lecture Hall building, while at the University of Navarra it will be at the back of the Health Sciences building. To receive the vaccine, interested persons must simply prove their identity through an official document (DNI or passport).

In vaccination coverage, the figure of 90% in the vaccinable population has been exceeded this week, reaching 524,130 people on Tuesday who have the complete guideline in Navarra. This represents 90.2% of the population over 12 years of age and 79.3% of the total.

The increase in the incidence of COVID-19 cases the Public Health report indicates that it is registered in most age groups, especially under 15 and over 55. The report warns that the increase could have some impact on admissions and severe cases in the coming weeks, although “the situation may be redirected with the effort of some preventive measures on the part of the population,” as stated in the document. Last week there were seven hospitalizations, one in the ICU and two deaths from COVID-19.

It should be remembered that Navarra continues to be one more week and since September 17, 2020, the autonomous community that performs the most diagnostic tests for COVID-19 in relation to its population: 1,889.17 per thousand inhabitants, according to the official statistics of the Ministry of Health. The state average stands at 1,285.14 per thousand inhabitants.

On other infectious diseases, the report includes an increase in the incidence of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (VRS), with seven cases last week, which could indicate the seasonal wave advance. In addition, 21 new cases of acute gastroenteritis in infants were confirmed, adding up to 59 in the last four weeks. No cases of flu were detected.

Sending SMS and calls for the flu and COVID vaccination appointment

Health has started this Wednesday sending SMS messages to people 70 years of age or older so that they can request an appointment in order to jointly receive the flu shot and third dose against COVID-19. In addition, also since this Wednesday, Health has begun to call to offer an appointment to those people of that age range who cannot be contacted by messages to the mobile phone, either because they do not have this device or because their number does not appear in the records of the Navarrese Health Service-Osasunbidea.

To request the appointment, people aged 70 and over have the web channel available, through the Personal Health Folder (directly at the address appointmentsalud.navarra.es), the email (appointments.vacunació[email protected]), or the corresponding telephone number according to your health area of ​​residence (948 370 130 in the Pamplona / Iruña Health Area, 948 370 140 in the Tudela Health Area and 948 370 135 in the Estella / Lizarra area).

90.9% of the vaccinable population has at least one dose

With regard to the vaccination process against COVID-19, the total number of vaccines administered rises to 993,364. The people who have completed their vaccination to date are 524,130 (90.2% of the vaccinable population, from 12 years of age, and 79.3% of the total). In addition, 90.9% of the vaccinable population and 79.9% of the total, 528,367 people, have received at least one dose.

Regarding the coverage by age groups, the complete guideline has been administered to 100% of those over 80 years of age and to the same percentage of those aged 70 to 79 years. In addition, 97% of those aged 60 to 69 have the complete pattern; 95% of those from 50 to 59 years old; 88% from 40 to 49 years old; 77% from 30 to 39 years old; 81% from 20 to 29 years old; and 84% from 12 to 19 years old.

Regarding coverage with at least one dose, in the 80 and more range it is 100%; from 70 to 79 years, 100%; from 60 to 69 years, 98%; from 50 to 59 years, 95%; from 40 to 49 years old, 88%; from 30 to 39 years, 79%; from 20 to 29 years old, 84%; and from 12 to 19 years old, 87%.


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