"The primary objective is the prevention of serious and complicated forms of influenza and the reduction of mortality in groups at increased risk of serious illness," begins Ats Bergamo Medical Director Carlo Alberto Tersalvi. Patients over the age of 65, as well as patients in ADI / ADP programs or patients with a condition of confinement or disability may contact their doctor at the times indicated by the physician to administer the vaccine free of charge. Children and adults under the age of 65 who belong to the risk categories can contact the vaccination center in Asst at the locations indicated by the same center and at the same times. "
" 154,000 doses were purchased last year Giancarlo Malchiodi, head of the Department of Preventive Medicine in the Community, was given about 129,000 doses of which about 65,000 people over the age of 65 were vaccinated with 56.2% vaccination coverage for Hygiene and Health Prevention, Ats of Bergamo – This year, 185,000 vaccine doses have been ordered, and the calendars with times and times for vaccinations are set by Asst and will soon be available at the Asst locations. "
Influenza vaccinations are offered free of charge in the following risk categories:
• Persons from the age of 65 (born in 1954 and earlier);
• Children from 6 months and older Adults with chronic diseases such as:
– chronic respiratory diseases; Diseases of the cardiovascular system; Diabetes mellitus and other metabolic diseases; tumors; chronic liver disease; Renal diseases with chronic renal insufficiency
– Pathologies for which major surgery is planned; chronic inflammatory diseases and intestinal malabsorption syndromes; Diseases of the hematopoietic organs and hemoglobinopathies; Congenital or acquired diseases leading to poor antibody production, drug-induced immunosuppression or HIV
– neuromuscular disorders associated with an increased risk of aspiration of respiratory secretions
• Children and adolescents receiving long-term treatment with acetylsalicylic acid be at risk of Reye syndrome in case of flu infection;
• Women who are pregnant during the epidemic;
• People living with high-risk individuals
• People admitted to long-term care in health and social care institutions;
• Doctors and medical staff;
• Personnel who, for professional reasons, come into contact with animals which could constitute a source of infection for non-human influenza viruses (certified by the competent physician: breeders, ranchers, transport workers of live animals, slaughterers, veterinarians;
) • Police and fire services
• blood donor
The PNEUMO-13 vaccine for those born in 1954 and the PNEUMO-23 vaccine for those born in 1953 and vaccinated last year is provided by the family physicians involved in the project or by the vaccination centers the Asst manages. For children and adults under the age of 65, influenza vaccinations are conducted at the premises of the Asst vaccination centers. The HERPES ZOSTER vaccine for individuals born in 1954 and at risk (diabetes, COPD, cardiovascular disease intended for immunosuppressive therapy) is also available from the Asst vaccine centers.
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