Health authorities call on the population over 60 years of age to get this vaccine
Because they are considered at-risk groups and vulnerable to the complications derived from influenza infection, the Ministry of Health of Jalisco (SSJ) is calling on people over 60 years of age and/or with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, as well as pregnant women in any trimester, to get vaccinated against influenza at their nearest medical unit.
In order to protect more Jalisco citizens, 312,258 doses of the vaccine were made available, so that the goal for the entire Health Sector, to be applied during the current seasonal season, will be 2,584,226 doses.
The Secretary of Health in the State of Jalisco, Fernando Petersen Aranguren, reported that to date there has been good progress: since October 3, when the vaccination campaign began, until the cut-off date of this November 18, 1 million 132 thousand 744 doses of the biological vaccine have been applied in the state, an amount that represents 43.8 percent of the goal already updated for the winter season 2022-2023″.
The head of the SSJ invited the population to get vaccinated, "with a special call to people over 60 years of age and those suffering from chronic degenerative diseases".
It is worth remembering that the seasonal influenza season 2022-2023 started in epidemiological week 40 and concludes in week 20 of 2023.
As of November 17, a total of 63 cases of influenza have been reported in Jalisco for the 2022-2023 seasonal influenza season. There were also two deaths during this period.
The second death in Jalisco was confirmed this week and corresponds to a 79-year-old woman residing in the municipality of Zapopan, who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension, heart disease and obesity and had not been vaccinated against influenza.
Nationally in the 2022-2023 seasonal influenza season, 1,795 influenza-positive cases and 25 influenza deaths have been reported as of November 17. The vast majority of influenza deaths have this characteristic: unvaccinated and/or chronically ill persons.
The states where most cases have been detected were: Nuevo Leon, Queretaro, Mexico City, Colima and Zacatecas.