Get vaccinated against seasonal flu

The influenza virus is the most frequent cause of acute respiratory disease in the population, it begins with a cold that if not treated properly over time can become a complex respiratory infection, so that this does not happen, we invite you to take preventive measures and be alert to warning signs.
Priority Population:
The vaccine against seasonal influenza should be applied to the general population, having the highest priority:
  • Boys and girls from 6 to 23 months.
  • Pregnant women from week 14.
  • Adults 60 years and older.
  • Population at risk with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, asbestosis, aspergilloma, aspergillosis, acute invasive aspergillosis, atelectasis, eosinophilic pneumonia, lung cancer, metastatic lung cancer, necrotizing pneumonia, pleural effusion , pneumoconiosis, pneumocystosis, pneumonia, pneumonia in immunocompromised user, pneumothorax, pulmonary actinomycosis, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, pulmonary carbuncosis, pulmonary arteriovenous malformation, pulmonary edema, pulmonary embolus, pulmonary histiocytosis, (eosinophilic granuloma), pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary nocardiosis , pulmonary veno-occlusive disease, rheumatoid lung disease.
  • Morbid obesity.
  • Immunocompromised: is one who, due to its underlying disease (HIV, cancer, chronic kidney or liver diseases) or due to the prolonged use of immunosuppressive drugs (steroids, chemotherapy, transplants) has one or some immune mechanisms altered, a phenomenon that makes it susceptible opportunistic infections. Any user whose doctor confirms the diagnosis will be vaccinated.
  • Diabetes Mellitus, insulin dependent, cardiopathic, nephropathic, neuropathic, etc.
  • Congenital, rheumatic and ischemic heart disease.

Be aware of the following red flags:
  • Sudden fever
  • Sore throat.
  • Headache
  • Muscle pains.
  • Shaking chills.
  • Anorexy.
  • Extreme fatigue accompanied by coughing in the next 24 hours.
It is very important that parents, caregivers and caregivers of children and older adults recognize the warning signs that indicate when a common cold stops being a mild illness and turns into a disease that can have complications. Before these it is necessary to act immediately and consult your Comprehensive Health Services Center
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