La Junta de Andalucia in Spain insists on vaccination of pregnant women and
The Junta de Andalucia in Spain insists on vaccinating pregnant women and the 50,000 anti-vaccines who have rejected their jabs.
The Andalusian Ministry of Health has launched 93 vaccination points, without prior appointment, throughout the region with the aim of increasing the level of immunity.
The Andalusian Regional Government insists on vaccinating all pregnant women against Covid and the nearly 50,000 Andalusians, 0.60% of the population, who have so far refused to do so to move towards the collective immunity rate.
To achieve this goal, the Regional Ministry of Health and Family has set up a total of 93 vaccination points without prior appointment, mainly in coastal areas and tourist towns, according to the director of the Andalusian Vaccination Plan. , David Moreno.
These locations, which can be found on the Department of Health website, will be open to anyone over the age of 12, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be administered at these points.
The Council said it would step up its campaign to persuade the 0.60% of the Andalusian population who still refuse to be vaccinated, highlighting the vaccine’s proven benefits in alleviating the severe effects of the disease.
Emphasis is also placed on the group of pregnant women because of their greater risk of more serious effects if infected, says David Moreno.
So far, two pregnant women have died from Covid at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville after giving birth to their babies, who were not affected. There are also a total of 28 pregnant women currently in hospital, seven of whom are in serious condition and are in intensive care.
Most of the pregnant women hospitalized were not vaccinated, except for two who received only one dose. For this reason, the Director of the Vaccination Plan has placed particular emphasis on this group to be vaccinated, regardless of the stage of pregnancy.
According to the person in charge of vaccination, “this reinforces the protection of pregnant women and also that of their babies since they will be born with defenses transferred by their mother, which reduces the risk of complications due to the virus in their first months of life. “.
Currently, in Andalusia, less than half of pregnant women are fully vaccinated, while two in three pregnant women already have at least one dose, which represents 66.7% of the total.
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