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Coronavirus in Navarra | Salud opens the appointment for the third dose to the group of 40 to 49 years


Navarra opens from this Wednesday the citation for additional dose against COVID-19 to the group of people between 40 and 49 years old, who will progressively receive, over the next few days, an SMS message to formalize the appointment. The start of the administration of vaccines to this group is scheduled for next week, starting next Monday, January 10.

The latest report from the Institute of Public and Labor Health of Navarra, corresponding to the week of December 27, 2021 to January 2, 2022, confirms the importance of vaccination and the third dose to prevent the most serious forms of the disease , hospitalizations and deaths.

However, he insists on the need to complement vaccination with other preventive measures, as the face mask and physical interpersonal distance, to face the high incidence of COVID-19 in Navarra, which increased by 107% over the previous week, reaching 25,258 detected cases, which represents 3.8% of the Navarrese population.

Figures that have a decisive influence, he has indicated, the rapid expansion of the omicron variant, detected in 86% of cases in representative random samplings carried out in the last seven days by the Microbiology laboratory of the University Hospital of Navarra (THEIR).

According to the Public Health report, the incidence has been especially important among young people between 15 and 34 years old, with 6.2% of this group affected by infections. Among those aged 35 to 54 years, the affectation is 4.5%. And the lowest figure (1.6%) is that of the group of the elderly in those over 75 years of age, which is practically covered by the additional dose of the vaccine, since the figure has already been exceeded in those over 70 years of age. 95% of this group.

Regarding the administration of the additional doses in the rest of the groups prioritized up to now, in those from 60 to 69 the percentage of cited or vaccinated is 80%; and in the range from 50 to 59, the percentage of people who have received the third dose is 21%, in addition to another 73% already mentioned; among people who received the dose of Janssen the coverage percentage is 78%; and in the collective vaccinated with Astra Zeneca 79% have received the dose and 87% are cited. On the other hand, 33% of boys and girls aged 5 to 11 years have already been vaccinated with the first dose, and 17% more are cited.

In all groups with the possibility of open citation, this will preferably be managed online, on the website citaalud.navarra.es. It is also possible to do it by email, through the address citas.vacunacion@navarra.es, or by phone, depending on the health area of ​​residence: 948 370 130 for the Pamplona Health Area; 948 370 140 for that of Tudela; and 948 370 135 for Estella.

INCOME: THE HIGHEST FIGURE OF THE LAST EIGHT MONTHS

According to the epidemiological report, last week there were 104 hospital admissions, an increase of 28% compared to the previous week. The number of admissions to the ICU was the same as the previous week (11) and there were two more deaths (13 versus 11 in the previous week).

Although the increase in admissions is not in the same proportion as the incidence, its high figures mean that the hospital occupancy data has increased to reach 204 patients today. Likewise, the number of cases registered among professionals has a significant impact on the hospital situation and on health care in general, which, from an affectation of 4% of the workforce, according to data from last week, has now risen to 5% , when 653 health professionals from the Navarre Health Service were on leave, of which 403 are medical or nursing personnel.

Occupancy in the ICU remains stable, with 22 admitted today in these units, of which about 60% (57.1%) were unvaccinated, as well as almost four out of ten people (37 %) admitted for COVID during the preceding week.

According to data from Ministry of Health, Navarra is at the head of the autonomous communities in incidence at 14 days, with 5,977.44 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while in the hospital occupancy rate per 100,000 people it is in eleventh place, and in the occupancy rate of UCI, in the fourteenth, in both cases, below the state average.

Likewise, 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: 2,223.91 per thousand inhabitants, according to the official statistics of the Ministry of Health . The state average is 1,546.64 per thousand inhabitants.

85.4% OF THE NEW VACCINABLE POPULATION

Regarding the process of vaccination against COVID-19 in Navarra, the total number of vaccines administered rises to 1,241,336 doses.

There are 539,397 people over 5 years of age who have completed their vaccination to date (85.4% of the vaccinable population and 81.6% of the total). In addition, 88% of the vaccinable population and 84% of the total, 555,415 people, have received at least one dose.

Regarding coverage by age groups, the 100% complete guideline for those over 80 years of age and to the same percentage of those from 70 to 79 years old. In addition, 98% of those aged 60 to 69 have the complete pattern; 95% of those from 50 to 59 years old; 89% from 40 to 49 years old; 80% from 30 to 39 years old; 86% from 20 to 29 years old; 90% from 12 to 19 years old; and 4% from 5 to 11 years old.

Regarding the 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, 99%; from 50 to 59 years, 96%; from 40 to 49 years, 89%; from 30 to 39 years, 81%; from 20 to 29 years old, 89%; from 12 to 19 years, 92%; and from 5 to 11 years old, 33%.

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