Mass flu vaccination campaign to be brought forward in Valencia on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A mass flu vaccination campaign is being brought forward in Valencia on Spain’s Costa Blanca due to a ‘risk of Covid-19 resurgence.’

PRESIDENT of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig has stressed “it is necessary to be able to differentiate in the autumn flu from the coronavirus.”

The Ministry of Health intends to make the initiative as broad as possible to reach all vulnerable sectors.

Puig said it is important the flu and coronavirus are not confused this autumn, as they have similar symptoms, adding, “vaccination is how we fight more effectively against the flu, which leaves thousands dead every year.

“We want to speed up the process and bring forward the deadlines” for the regular vaccination campaign, said Puig, who insisted on the urgent need to achieve immunity against Covid-19.

The president added he will seek a “more intense” campaign to “clearly discern both diseases.”

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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