Galicia, Catalonia, Andalusia, the Basque Country and Murcia inaugurate this week the autumn vaccination campaign against respiratory infections, in which covid-19 and the gripe They will be given together again to the elderly and people at risk and for the first time babies from the respiratory syncytial virus (VRS).
This is one of the great novelties of the season, in which the children’s calendar has also introduced the pediatric flu vaccine and the adult calendar has included smokers as a population at risk for the gripe.
According to the covid-19target groups have been established to which the updated sera will be administered to the subvariant of ómicron XBB.1.5 of the company Pfizer, whose first doses have been distributed by the Ministry of Health. It is expected that, as the campaign progresses, availability will increase and other adapted ones will be included, such as Modernalready endorsed in the EU.
Health has also distributed the 3.2 million doses it acquired from Hyper which, unlike the previous ones, is a protein vaccine, which is restricted to those whose mRNA vaccines are contraindicated.
For the third year, you will be vaccinated simultaneously covid and flu -which may overlap with others- to the groups delimited by the Public Health Commission in the document “Vaccination recommendations against flu and covid-19 in the 2023-2024 season in Spain”.