Pediatricians recommend vaccining influenza to children from 6 months to 5 years

The Spanish Association of Pediatrics (AEP) recommends this year, as a novelty, antique vaccination to all children between six and 59 months (4.9 years), as pr

Pediatricians recommend vaccining influenza to children from 6 months to 5 years

The Spanish Association of Pediatrics (AEP) recommends this year, as a novelty, antique vaccination to all children between six and 59 months (4.9 years), as proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center European for the prevention and control of diseases (ECDC).

In a press release, the AEP Vaccine Advisory Committee considers that "the absence of immunological stimuli due to the lack of exposure to influenza viruses last season, could involve a different behavior and an increase in the incidence of the Flu seasonal epidemic these next months ".

This flu will be the second one that coincides with the pandemic of the Covid-19, although with the progressive withdrawal of the containment measures to the virus.

The previous one occurred in the expansion phase of the SARS-COV-2 virus worldwide "and, since the transmission mechanisms of this pathogen and that of influenza coincide in large part, the measures launched could be behind Of the almost disappearance of the flu at the last season globally, "explains the AEP.

And that, according to the Spanish Association of Pediatricians, "has been an additional difficulty in the choice of viral strains that should contain anti-closet vaccines for the current season," in which circumstances are very different "due to the extensive vaccination already The withdrawal of respiratory transmission containment measures ".

The Vaccine Commission of the AEP recommends antique vaccination in childhood and adolescence and includes as a novelty the strip of 6 to 59 months.

The recommendations also contemplate risk groups from 5 years of age and adolescents with basic diseases or certain situations that involve an increased risk of influenza complications.

In addition, the vaccine for children is advised from 5 years that coexist with risk patients and people who coexist with children under 6 months.

The AEP document suggests antigripal vaccination for all health and pregnant professionals, both by their own protection and that of their future child, and at any time of pregnancy.

They also advise using tetravalent antique vaccines, designed to provide protection to four different influenza virus viruses, both inactivated for intramuscularly, nasal-mitigated viruses.

The Antigripal Campaign began in October and as recalled by the Ministry of Health, the coincidence of SARS-COV-2 viruses and flu could condition an increased risk for the most vulnerable population and, therefore, insist on achieving high coverage of the Antigripal vaccination

Health objectives go through a coverage of 75% among people aged 65 and more and professionals from health and sociosan health centers, and 60% among women pregnant and people of risk groups

Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 21:38

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