These are the target groups considered for the dose

As of this Monday, April 5, and as every year, the influenza vaccination campaign promoted by the Ministry of Health.

Is will run until next May 4, establishing what is the inoculation schedule of the target population which will be in force in the current month of April.

However, and in the midst of the current contingency for vaccination against COVID-19, doubts have arisen regarding what are the groups considered for the dose against influenza.

Read also: When can I get vaccinated? This is the calendar of the campaign against influenza

Who can get vaccinated?

  • Health area personnel.
  • All pregnant women.
  • Boys and girls aged from 6 months to 10 years (5th grade).
  • People aged 65 and over.
  • Chronic patients, between 11 and 64 years old, with any of the following risk conditions:
  • Diabetes.
  • Chronic lung diseases, specifically: bronchial asthma; COPD; cystic fibrosis; pulmonary fibrosis of any cause.
  • Heart disease, specifically: congenital, rheumatic, ischemic and cardiomyopathies of any cause.
  • Congenital or acquired neuromuscular diseases that determine swallowing disorders or the management of respiratory secretions.
  • Arterial hypertension in drug treatment.
  • Morbid obesity.
  • Stage 4 or higher kidney failure.
  • Kidney failure on dialysis.
  • Chronic liver failure
  • Autoimmune diseases like Lupus; scleroderma; rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, etc.
  • Cancer being treated with radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapies or palliative measures of any kind.
  • HIV infection.
  • Congenital or acquired immunodeficiencies.

Read also: Influenza vaccination begins: Vaccinated against COVID-19 must attend 14 days later

Where to get vaccinated?

Target groups can receive the Vaccine for free in vaccinations of public and private establishments in agreement with the Minsal.

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Can I get vaccinated if I received a dose against COVID-19?

People who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 they must wait 14 days after either dose to get the flu shot.


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