The systematic vaccination campaign against influenza 2022 in Castilla y León reflects, in the data of its final closing, that three out of ten people in the Community accepted the vaccination, up to 720,492.

As stated in a statement from the Ministry of Health, 30.31 percent of the Castilian and Leonese population chose to be vaccinated against the flu, which represents a “slight” decrease compared to 2021, quantified at 0.45 percent, from 734,125 people for those 720,492.

With regard to age groups, up to 59 years old, 11.28% of the total Castilian and Leonese population (177,462 users) was vaccinated; between 60 and 64 years old inclusive, 42.22% (77,048 vaccinated); between 65 and 69 years old, 60.88% (93,181); between 70 and 74 years old, 72.99% (97,595 people); and from 75 years old, 82.35% (274,998). They join another unspecified group of 208 people.

Health indicated that there were decreases in several age groups, although in those referring to the age groups between 60 and 64 years and 65 and 69 years, the numbers of vaccinated and their percentages increased in a “remarkable” way.

By province, in Ávila 53,839 people were vaccinated (33.85 percent of the total population); in Burgos, 101,532 (28.76%); in León, 127,727 (28.25%); in Palencia, 50,209 (31.91%); in Salamanca, 102,155 (31.29%); in Segovia, 44,546 (28.96%); in Soria, 28,572 (32.05%); in Valladolid, 153,049 (29.56%); in Zamora, 58,280 (34.71%); and without provincial affiliation, 583.

Regarding Regional Health Management workers, the percentage of health professionals vaccinated in the 2022 campaign grew by almost five percentage points, from 56.54% in the previous campaign to 60.97 percent; There are, in total, 21,631 vaccinated. In Primary Care, 4,826 (56%) complied with the recommendation; hospital care, 16,559 (62.36 percent); and Health Emergencies, 246 (79.1 percent).

Another of the indicators that form part of the flu vaccination objectives in the National Health System as a whole refers to pregnant women, with 3,851 of them having been vaccinated, 40.83% of pregnant women in the Community; In turn, 24,627 workers received their dose of the flu through occupational risk prevention services or mutual insurance companies in Castilla y León.

For this campaign, the Board purchased 765,500 units, together with the different types of vaccines available, in an investment of around ten million euros, to serve the population of the Community and, above all, groups at health and social risk who had the recommendation to be vaccinated.

Among the novelties that have been included for this year in the official calendar of systematic lifelong vaccination in Castilla y León, is vaccination against influenza in children aged six to 59 months, voluntary, free and universal for this group that will be carried out in context of the next seasonal flu vaccination campaign, as usual, during the third quarter of each year to adapt it to the usual virus circulation period.