“The NHS stands ready to vaccinate the most vulnerable to influenza every year. And if we have that possibility, we add the covid-19 vaccine at the same time. Taking advantage of this opportunity, we protect against two diseases and that is essential,” the association president stated. to the Directorate General of Health and the NHS to regulate it so that there is no such problem in the winter”, it can be read in “Notícias ao Minuto”.
According to the latest report on the epidemic’s “red lines”, there is a possibility of a “potentially increasing trend” of epidemiological activity in the over-65-year-old group, noting that the age group of the elderly is 80 years and over “the cumulative incidence rate is 14 days out of 149 1 case per 100,000 inhabitants.
According to “Notícias ao Minuto”, the fact that the delta variant is clearly spreading is one of the reasons for this occurrence, not least because the vaccines used were not created with this variant in mind, because they were not yet made and existed at the time”, Remember the National Association of Public Health Physicians.
The president of the association, Gustavo Tato Borges, stressed that “it is necessary for the health authorities to understand whether the infection in this age group is caused by a behavioral problem or to a decrease in the immune response, bearing in mind that the elderly are the first to be vaccinated in Portugal.”