Public Health is a crucial aspect of the field of medicine and healthcare, often overlooked in times of crisis. However, it becomes essential in times of emergency, such as the Covid pandemic. To protect the health of all citizens, preventative measures and resources are necessary. This was emphasized in the ‘Take care of your health’ meeting.
Elena Andradas, general director of Public Health for the Community of Madrid, highlighted the importance of investing in prevention programs and maintaining updated information systems. She also stressed the need for training at all levels, particularly for health professionals.
Collaboration between different entities and private companies is vital in public health. Juan Carlos Gil, general director of Moderna for Spain and Portugal, emphasized the importance of investment in production and distribution of vaccines to ensure access to patients across Europe. Moderna has made significant investments in Spain and plans to continue doing so. Additionally, collaboration with scientific societies and universities is crucial for advancing public health initiatives.
The acceptance of vaccines by the population is critical to the success of prevention programs. Ángel Gil de Miguel from the Vaccine Advisory Committee at the Ministry of Health emphasized that involving community and family medicine can improve vaccination rates among adults. Continuous observation and analysis are necessary to understand why certain populations are not vaccinated, as pointed out by Jaime Jesús Pérez, president of the Spanish Association of Vaccinology.
Vaccination has proven to be an effective and cost-efficient way to prevent deaths from influenza, among other diseases. The use of mRNA technology for Covid vaccines has led to advancements in vaccine manufacturing and has potential solutions for various health conditions in future pandemics or outbreaks. It is essential to strengthen public systems for prevention and public health preparation for future pandemics or outbreaks.
As experts remind us during a new Covid vaccination campaign