The Patient Vaccination Movement (MOVA) advocated Monday that vaccines bring quantitative and qualitative gains across society, and that in severe diseases such as pneumonia, a vaccine can be made any time of the year.
“In addition to the individual protection it provides, vaccination is an investment in public health and a source of concern that we must feel throughout our lives,” confirms MOVA, in a statement at the European Vaccination Week, which takes place between April 26 and May 2. .
Whether through the National Vaccination Program (PNV) or the vaccinations recommended by the paramedics, prevention of serious diseases should be a “priority in all age groups” and a concern “We must start taking it in the first months and it only must end. At the end. Life, “he defends.
Movement reminds that There are many dangerous diseases that can actually be prevented with vaccinationAvoid unnecessary deaths, diseases and sequelae, and give an example of pneumonia.
It is dangerous and possibly fatal, and kills an average of 16 people every day in our country. (…), once every 90 minutes, “he adds.
The movement insists that at-risk groups such as people over the age of 65 and those suffering from chronic diseases, regardless of their age, “must be specially protected.”
a Pneumococcal vaccination is recommended by the General Directorate of Health for all adults belonging to high-risk groups People with chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, other chronic respiratory diseases, heart disease, chronic liver disease, cancer patients, people with HIV and kidney disease.
This vaccine is free for children and some segments of adults and is compensated 37% by the state for the rest of the population.
yours It has proven effective in all age groupsIncluding in the prevention of the most serious forms of the disease.
Founded four years ago by the Respira Association, with the support of the Portuguese Lung Foundation and the Respiratory Diseases Study Group of the Portuguese Association of General and Family Medicine, MOVA is made up of specialists and patient associations, in a total of 15 entities.
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