Andalucian care home association demands residents receive third Covid booster jab

Home care resident receives assistance

Andalucian care home association demands elderly residents receive their third Covid booster jabs.
The president of the Andalucian Association of Residences and Care Services for the Elderly (Lares), Fernando Acosta, said today, Friday, August 27, that the Covid booster jab for care home residents ‘cannot be delayed any further’.
“We need an answer now,” the president said in an interview on Canal Sur Television “because the number of positives and deaths in residences is rising, the original inoculations were very early and people with many pathologies have fewer antibodies.”
On the suitability of a third dose in health centres, the Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, reiterated “we are waiting for the report that the European Medicines Agency has promised to have at the beginning of September.”
Aguirre also pointed to a new study by the Carlos III Health Institute that will begin on September 1 on the level of immunity of people in nursing homes.
Care home centres in Andalucia currently have 516 positive patients and 39 patients admitted for recent outbreaks of covid. As for its origin, the president pointed out that the main sources of infection in nursing homes are “workers, visitors and outings”.
“The contagions that occur in a residence are a reflection of the incidence rate of a locality, hence what is happening in Seville or in the Valle de los Pedroches in Cordoba,” he said.
Similarly, Acosta has indicated that the elderly are the sector “that has suffered most from the pandemic” because their confinement has been “in rooms”, so he considered that “preventing them from walking” is a problem for their mental health.
“The suffering caused by not being able to leave the facilities is something to think about and it would be discriminatory in the elderly because it is not a restriction for everyone, but for them, so the important thing is to raise awareness among families and maintain the safety distance,” he said.
 


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