The World Health Organization (WHO) has alerted of a possible global shortage of the vaccine to cope with the flu in the face of increased demand and lack of production.
Although historical lows of the disease have been recorded in the countries of the southern hemisphereDue to the distancing measures taken to deal with the coronavirus, the WHO has asked the population not to lower their guard and has stressed that priority is given to the elderly and health workers due to the possible shortage.
The United Nations body has specified that the seasonal virus gripe kills hundreds of thousands of people from respiratory causes each year. The organization has released recommendations endorsed by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) for vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHO has recommended and endorsed in the last week that health workers and older adults are the highest priority groups for flu vaccination during the COVID-1 pandemic.
Among the key groups, pregnant women, children or people with diseases are also found. Regarding the possible lack of vaccinations, from the WHO have indicated that around 500 million doses are produced, although they have warned that this year there has been a greater demand.