It started with the Influenza Vaccination Campaign for Versilia's GPs and pediatrician offices, as well as in some ASL districts for children and adolescents who are at risk and who are not vaccinated by their pediatricians in their clinics. In general, 31 265 vaccine doses are available in Versilia.
Vaccination is the most effective and safe means of preventing and reducing the complications of influenza, which are especially dangerous for the elderly or people with chronic diseases. Protection develops within two weeks after the administration of the vaccine with a few months of efficacy. The goal of the vaccination is to prevent complications and reduce flu-related mortality by 70 to 80 percent. The vaccine protects the body from the actual flu. It's good to remember that in the winter, many types of viruses are responsible for both the respiratory tract, cough and cold, and the gastrointestinal tract (the so-called paraphangia forms) that are less harmful to health than the flu. And this should under no circumstances be regarded as a sign of a lack of efficacy of a flu vaccine. This is the perfect time to vaccinate until December.
The recommendation is to always contact your GP and your pediatrician at your own discretion; In some district divisions, children and adolescents are provided with a pediatric vaccination certificate and appointment as agreed with the head office.
Vaccination is available free of charge from general practitioners, pediatricians and full-time outpatients above the age of 65 and from residents belonging to risk categories. Risk categories include children (over 6 months of age) and adults suffering from certain chronic diseases: chronic respiratory, circulatory, renal, haematopoietic diseases, diabetes mellitus and other metabolic diseases, intestinal malabsorption syndromes, cystic fibrosis, other congenital or acquired diseases , associated with the production of insufficient or modified antibodies, pathologies for which major surgical intervention is planned. Children and adolescents are also at risk of long-term treatment with acetylsalicylic acid, children before and after childbirth.
Cancer is also available to blood donors, women during the second and third trimester of pregnancy, to public service workers for primary public health (school and health), carers or high-risk family members. The same applies to people who, for work reasons, are faced with animals that they could build
a source of human influenza virus infection.
In addition to the risk of sixty-five (born in 2018 in 1953), there is also free vaccination against pneumococcus, which is the main bacterial infectious disease responsible for pneumonia. –