vaccination of the second booster dose against covid will begin next Monday in nursing homes in the Balearic Islands.
This was announced this Wednesday by the Minister of Health and Consumption, Patricia Gomezat a press conference, in which she was accompanied by the care director of IB-Salut, Eugenia Carandellcollects the Europa Press agency.
Gómez has specified that this vaccine against covid, which is the fourth or second booster dose, “Only those who have the complete vaccination schedule can get it”. That is, those who already have the first and second dose. In this case, they can get the third or fourth dose. “If they don’t have the vaccine, it’s another way,” he pointed out.
In this first phase of vaccination of the second booster dose against covid, the Balearic Islands will begin in the residences in which it is expected to inoculate 3,147 users. The vaccine will be of the Pfizer mRNA type that protects against variants mainly from Wuhan and BA.4 and BA.5 from Ómicron.
The councilor has specified that this Thursday the Public Health Commission is meeting to clarify some concepts about the vaccination campaign. For now, health professionals will travel this Monday to nursing homes in the Balearic Islands to start with this second booster dose.
Carandell has indicated that the vaccination process will have different duration, in this first phase, by islands. Soin Mallorca it is expected to end in two weeks, while in Menorca it will last three days.
Once the users of residences are vaccinated, the IB-Salut will vaccinate those over 80 years of age. They will then continue with the population aged between 60 and 80 years, health professionals and people with immunosuppressed diseases.
Although the vaccination will be fundamentally in health centers, the minister has recalled that mass vaccination points are still open. Specifically they are Son Dureta, Espacio Francesc Quetglas, Manacor and Inca in Mallorca.
Also, As of October 13, the Balearic Islands will vaccinate jointly against the flu and against covid to the entire population over 60 years of age.
The minister has encouraged all the people in the target group to be vaccinated and has stressed that “if we can have a more normalized life it is thanks to vaccines”. “If children have been able to go to school without masks, it is thanks to the vaccine. The situation in the Balearic Islands with 60 hospitalized COVID patients is also thanks to the vaccine », she has asserted, to finish: « Vaccines are safe and getting vaccinated is individual and social protection ».