The presidents of College of Physicians of Las Palmas, Pedro Cabrera, and College of Pharmacists of Las Palmas, Juan Ramón Santana, insisted this morning - at the headquarters of the latter group - on the importance of influenza vaccination. Following this line, the professionals placed special emphasis on making health professionals aware of the need to resort to this vaccine, "because it is not ethical to infect a patient with this virus", emphasized Cabrera.
For his part, Santana, stressed that the objective pursued in the framework of the vaccination campaign "is to help public health to immunize people at risk." In this sense, both professionals included in this group those older than 65 years, the chronically ill, pregnant women, cancer patients, morbidly obese, heart patients and diabetics.
Likewise, Pedro Cabrera announced that the flu will reach Canary Islands its peak during the second half of January, and the first of February. "Our goal is to cover 60% of vaccinations, as established by the World Health Organization, right now, we are at 40%, and last year we could not reach even 20%," said the president of the College of Health. Doctors of the Gran Canaria capital. He added that, "in 2017, more than 1,000 patients had to be hospitalized in the Islands because of the complications of this virus, which killed 37 people."