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These vaccines will be dispensed in an orderly way in health and the priority groups to be immunized against the flu virus are those over 65, chronically ill, morbidly obese, pregnant women and health personnel and services to citizens, who will be called vaccinated by their family doctors to avoid crowds, according to the Andalusia Health Minister, Maria Jesus Montero.
Moreno has advanced to the flu this year is not expected to be particularly virulent and that the circulating virus is very similar to two seasons ago.
The time that is expected to produce the “peak epidemic” will be in early January and the vaccine to be dispensed from tomorrow will be trivalent, which protects against the H1N1 virus and against conventional strains A and B.
The flu hit last year to three per cent of the Andalusia population, prevalence higher than the previous season, which affected 847 of every 100,000 inhabitants.
The Minister stressed that Andalusia is one of the European regions with greater coverage against influenza, resulting in improved quality of life of citizens and a saving of between fifty and sixty percent of hospitalizations caused by this disease and prevent 80 percent of deaths resulting from complications caused by this disease, which last year were 89 deaths.
Montero has stressed that the vaccination campaign is not similar at all to the last year, which suffered “the distorting effect” of the H1N1 strain, against which were vaccinated only 18 percent of the population recommended.
A first aid kit
1. Analgesics. Paracetamol, Aspirin …
2. Antihistamines for allergies, bites.
3. Insect repellent (especially in rural areas, Field, etc.).
4. Cure materials: plaster, gauze, bandages, antiseptic Betadine type, cristalmina …
5. Anti-inflammatory cream for sprains, muscle aches, etc..
6. Some anti-diarrheal Tanagel ..
7. Protective sunscreens.
8. Specific medication prescribed by the physician staff from ormeprazol, ziloric, etc.. (often not easy to find in countries of destination).
The country of destination or the characteristics of the area will determine a first aid kit with other components. Consult your doctor. Keep the kit out of reach of children
A trip can become a nightmare instead of a pleasure for some minor incidents can become very annoying and even some gravity (shots). Should be proactive. We collect some tips.
Vaccination and other precautions. If you are traveling to certain countries with irrigation, should be planned well in advance, as there are certain vaccines that require time to develop immunity. We must be clear about the risks of the specific area to which it is (not the same Sao Paulo in Brazil to its Amazon jungle). These risks must take precautions against yellow fever and typhoid, hepatitis A and B, malaria, etc.. In Spain, Overseas Health (under the Ministry of Health) reports on the subject, the site of the WHO international vaccination is also very useful. We must be clear if you need vaccines and deadlines.
Water. Drinking tap water in some countries causes serious imbalances in the health of travelers. Precautions should be careful with cubes, are even washing teeth!. Also worth noting that although the boiled water is better, this does not always eliminate the problems.
Altitude sickness. The people of these places where the altitude plays a trick on passengers (a very popular event is the capital of Mexico) recommends following the three “Cs” Eat little, walk slowly and the bed by himself. Should not drink alcohol, take a deep breath and relax. Avoid any activity that requires a greater demand for blood and oxygen.
European health card. If you make a trip to a European Union country do not forget to take the European health card which replaces the old form E1-11. Is obtained at any Social Security office upon presentation of their Social Security Primer.
Medical checkup. If you have questions about your health, it is advisable to visit your doctor before taking a trip, he will advise on the appropriateness of a check if the subject and makes this desirable.
Important note. This page is intended only very partially informed about this subject, for any questions or more specialized information should contact their doctor or specialist personnel.