Mon. Apr 15th, 2024

The Public Health Commission of the Ministry of Health recommends the inclusion of the vaccine against meningitis B in the vaccination calendar, between 2023-2024, in all the autonomous communities. Likewise, it is recommended to vaccinate against this disease to babies at two, four and twelve months of agealthough it is important to do it in the time of two to four months.
bexero, the meningitis B vaccine, was only included in the vaccination schedule of the Canary Islands, Castilla y León, Andalusia, Galicia, Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha and the Valencian Community. The Spanish Association of Pediatrics (AEP) He had spent years demanding the inclusion of this vaccine in the official calendars to prevent the disease. The Ministry of Health has decided to adopt this decision due to the high severity and the sequelae of this disease. In addition, it is a good measure to reduce the differences that exist between the autonomous communities regarding the vaccination plan. Until now, in regions where this vaccine was not financed, it could be purchased on prescription and for a price of about 300 euros.

Action plan for low temperatures

In addition, the Public Health Commission has also addressed the national plan of preventive actions for low temperatures. Health’s main objective is to know the risk that the drop in temperatures poses to the most vulnerable population, in addition to studying whether they should reinforce resources and social services in the cold months.
According to the Ministry, the most vulnerable population groups are the elderly, the homeless or families suffering from poverty. In addition, people with chronic diseases, newborns, people with reduced mobility or those who work outdoors must also be taken into account.

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