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The Santomera senior center will serve as a flu vaccination point (13/10/2020)

| In addition to the facilities, the town hall provides human and technical resources to ensure safety and reach as many people as possible | People over 60 years of age and other risk groups will receive the 3,000 available doses from today, 10% more than last year A new vaccination campaign against seasonal flu has started this morning in Santomera.

It is not, of course, just another campaign: the need to reach as many people as possible and to do so in optimal safety conditions are fundamental issues to reduce the risk of collapse of a health system that is already underway.

check from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Council and the Santomera Health Center have been preparing a special protocol for weeks that has been launched today and will last at least fifteen days.

The device is centered on the Municipal Center for the Third Age, a building that has been closed since March and has become the only vaccination point in the municipality.

Thanks to this, the traffic of patients in the outpatient clinic, which is also at the red level, will be reduced and additional measures have been more easily implemented to guarantee the safety of those who come to receive the vaccine. Local Police and Civil Protection monitor the maintenance of the safety distance between the people waiting their turn outside the building.

For traffic inside the building, a safe circuit has been established to avoid crossings and crowds.

In addition, the City Council collaborates by processing prior appointments from the Town Hall itself, which can also be requested by calling the Health Center or through the Internet (https://sede.carm.es/sms/citainternet/), and disseminating the importance of this vaccination campaign through public address messages and on their social networks and website. The vaccines will be administered from 9:30 a.m.

to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and also from 3:30 p.m.

to 7:30 p.m.

Monday through Thursday.

"It is essential that everyone is summoned and that they come with about five minutes in advance, no more, to avoid as much as possible queues at the door", explains Miguel Ángel Martínez, nursing coordinator of the Health Center and responsible along with five other nurses to provide the vaccines. The Town Hall, overturned "For us, the collaboration of the City Council with the Health Center is essential to ensure that this campaign reaches the maximum possible population," said the mayor of Santomera, Inmaculada Sánchez Roca.

"Flu vaccination is more important this year than ever, because it will help us differentiate this disease from COVID-19, and this will facilitate the care that we receive from primary care centers," he adds. Influencing the same objective, the mayor of Health and Safety, Javier Campillo, highlights that "we have made the means at our disposal available to the Health Center: the Center for the Third Age, closed until now, is going to be used only and exclusively for this vaccination campaign, while the presence of the Local Police and Civil Protection guarantees the conditions of security and distance that are required at this time.

" For her part, María Jesús Férez, Councilor for the Elderly, stressed that "we want to offer all the facilities to this population so that they can easily access vaccination.

With that objective,we have hired an informative car that will announce the campaign over the loudspeaker throughout the week and a municipal worker will be in charge from the Casa Ayuntamiento to reserve an appointment for people who have difficulties in requesting it via telephone or Internet ".

Source: Ayuntamiento de Santomera

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