While Spain continues to battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Andalucia has decided to make flu vaccinations mandatory for anyone over 65-years-of-age. Those people deemed to be at high risk will also be subject to the compulsory vaccination.
These latest protective measures were announced by regional health minister Jesus Aguirre earlier in the week following a coronavirus task force meeting.
According to Aguirre, Andalucia sees the move as necessary, given that medical specialists are predicting that a second coronavirus wave could coincide with the flu season.
Last year Andalucia saw 95,834 cases of the flu of which 4,080 required hospitalization.
While not yet having exact dates, NerjaToday understands that a flu vaccination campaign is being organized and will keep you up to date when we have more information.
As a guideline, last season flu vaccination campaign kicked off on October 28