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[Health Area IV supplies the first doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 to about 300 elderly people, dependents and staff of residences in Caravaca de la Cruz (07/01/2021)

| Vaccination has begun this Thursday, January 7, in residences for the elderly and dependents of El Copo, as well as the sheltered apartments of APCOM | Starting next Monday, January 11, the mass vaccination of health workers is planned and, in parallel, work is being done to begin vaccinating the population soon, the first group being the over 85 years old The Nursing team for vaccination has received specific training and has put in the first doses that arrived yesterday and were prepared for application The mayor has reported that, due to the increase in cases, the team of trackers made up of municipal workers from the Caravaca City Council has been expanded, reinforcing the work of the Ministry of Health As of today, January 7, the number of positives in the municipality of Caravaca amounts to 82, of which 78 belong to the urban area and 4 to the districts.

The new cases in the last 24 hours are 9 The COVID-19 vaccination campaign has begun in Caravaca de la Cruz this Thursday, January 7, both at the Sant sima and Vera Cruz Residence for the Elderly as well as for dependent people in the El Copo area and in APCOM sheltered floors.

The first doses have been given to the elderly, large dependents and workers in these centers.

The mayor, Jos Francisco Garc a, and the head of Nursing of the IV Health area, Mercedes G mez, have reported on the scheduled programming within the vaccination plan against COVID-19 as As well as the incidence of the pandemic, together with the healthcare team that has begun to apply the first doses of vaccines in the nursing home.

José Francisco García has expressed that "with the beginning of the vaccination a door to hope opens so that we can get out of the enormous problem that the COVID-19 pandemic is posing." The mayor has stressed the importance of immunizing the elderly and workers of the residence of the Mayrena area, "where we all know the worrying problem that occurred last fall with the outbreak of this disease and during which there was a rapid response and an exemplary intervention by the Murcian Health Service ".

The mayor has reported that the data of people positive for COVID-19 today in the municipality "are bad, following the upward trend of the rest of the Region and all of Spain, as a result of the displacements and encounters produced in recent family and friend celebrations over Christmas, and they are rising and will likely continue to do so exponentially for the next few days.

" As of today, January 7, the number of positives in the municipality of Caravaca amounts to 82, of which 78 belong to the urban area and 4 to the districts.

The new cases in the last 24 hours are 9.

Garc a stressed that there is "a serious problem in terms of the spread of the virus that spreads throughout Spain" and explained that the team of trackers launched by the Caravaca City Council with municipal workers last fall has It has been expanded due to the increase in cases, reinforcing the work of the Ministry of Health, in addition to emphasizing the importance of selective screening for the detection of positive cases and to stop the advance of the pandemic.

García has stated that "the Government of Spain should have a National Vaccination Plan coordinated with all autonomous communities, using all available human and technical means, since this pandemic is the main challenge to that Spanish society has faced in decades and vaccination should be as fast and effective, reaching all citizens as soon as possible.

" Health workers and people over 85 years of age, next population groups to vaccinate For her part, Mercedes G mez explained that the Murcian Health Service has adapted the vaccination protocols to the Region of Murcia, where it has started with nursing homes and care services for dependent people, including to the workers of these centers, as has happened today in Caravaca.

As of Monday, January 11, the mass vaccination of health workers is scheduled, as explained by the head of Nursing.

In parallel, work is being done on the protocol to begin vaccinating the population in the health centers soon.

The priority group will be those of people over 85 years of age, "which in a region such as the Northwest, with a high level of the aging population, represents a high number of citizens." Mercedes G mez has explained that people who are immobilized in their homes and large dependents will be given the vaccine first, to which other risk groups will be added until summer, when hopes to achieve so-called 'herd' immunity, according to the forecasts.

The vaccination team is made up of 4 nurses, who are competent and expert health personnel to provide any type of vaccine.

In this case, in addition, the nurses have received prior training to provide the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine with all the guarantees and information about its effects or its logistics, as As the head of Nursing in area IV explained, it has very strict protocols.

The vaccine arrived yesterday and was prepared to be applied today.

Appeal to the population to get vaccinated Finally, G mez appealed to citizens to get vaccinated.

"It is voluntary, but I ask the population to do so out of individual responsibility and collective protection.

We all have elderly and vulnerable people by our side, that is why it is so important to vaccinate ourselves, for ourselves and for the others ".

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Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz

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