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    Applied H1N1 vaccine A
    State Monday, November 30th from 2009TIJUANA .- On Sunday started the application of vaccines against H1N1 virus to medical personnel assigned to emergency services, intensive care and care of pregnant women in the general hospitals in the state.

    This, to pursue that medical personnel - who also was provided with masks, gloves and sunglasses - is protected from human influenza viruses.

    The secretary of Health in Baja California, Jos? Bustamante Moreno, announced yesterday the above, through a press statement which stressed that the vaccine against influenza A H1N1 is free in the health sector.

    "No promotions or sweepstakes conducted by any institution to offer this bio, it asked the public not to get caught and receive calls if or which is offered the vaccine report it immediately to your local police."

    The first batch of vaccine doses with 13 thousand 190 newly arrived Thursday at the State and found to apply to medical personnel of the Ministry of Health to ensure comfort and prevent contagion among those working directly with people with the disease.

    The statement said the 6 thousand 990 shots, corresponding to Tijuana, Tecate and Playas de Rosarito this week will be implemented in the hospitals, like the rest of the entity.

    Bustamante Moreno stressed that staff working in Emergency, Intensive care of pregnant women and was trained for the care of patients with contagious viral diseases.

    He recalled that the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization in immunization, provide protection in the first instance of medical personnel to ensure the stability of health services.

    Moreover, this criterion is adhered to the guidelines set by the National Council on Immunization (CONAVE), composed of all institutions of the Mexican health sector.

    Ultimately recommended to the public not to forget the preventive activities against the virus, such as washing hands frequently, avoid sudden changes in temperature and seek medical advice at the earliest signs and symptoms of the disease and sudden temperature greater than 38.5 degrees, severe headache and malaise. (lgs)

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    Re: Baja California A/H1N1 Vaccination

    They reach 94 thousand shots to Baja California
    Flu alert - Tuesday, December 1 (16:43 hrs.)

    The estimated time of application of biological risk groups is three months from December to February

    El Financiero en l?nea

    Tijuana, Dec. 1 .- The first allocation of vaccines against influenza virus A H1N1, shipped to Baja California, will cover 94 thousand doses in the coastal area of the state, which includes the cities of Tijuana, Tecate and Playas de Rosarito.

    These 84 thousand doses would cover all risk groups, starting with the health personnel working in hospitals, as confirmed Macareno Ernesto Alvarado, head of the Sanitary Jurisdiction Number Two.

    He said the estimated time of application of biological risk groups is three months from December to February.

    The first batch includes about 10 percent of that amount, the supply of which started Sunday and will conclude during the week, he said.

    With these applications is covered by medical and paramedical staff working in general hospitals, arriving the bulk of critically ill patients.

    Macareno Alvarado explained that the priority groups covered in the first wave of workers' health emergency, intensive care, pediatrics and care to pregnant women.


    However, while the Ministry of Health in Baja California began implementing the H1N1 vaccine to the medical personnel working in the areas of emergency and intensive therapy and pregnant women, the number of victims and people infected with this disease continues to increase.

    In court this week, formally the Institute for Health Services in the state, recorded a total of 2 thousand 091 people infected cases and 30 people were killed. The average age of infected people receiving treatment in a timely manner, is 21 years old, while those who have lost their lives, is 34 years.

    By municipality, the number of people infected is: Mexicali 919; Tijuana, 936, Ensenada, 170, Rosarito, Tecate 40, 26.

    Meanwhile, according to official figures, victims who were killed are: 16 in Tijuana, three of Ensenada, 10 in Mexicali and one in Rosarito.


    Health Jurisdiction Number Two does not have specific date for the arrival of the second amount of vaccine, but it is hoped that the latest is coming next week.

    The head of the agency reported that the second step will be to vaccinate carers of children under six months, an item that includes mothers of babies and employees of childcare facilities.

    Later, he explained, will begin implementing the population with comorbidities, those with diabetes, respiratory diseases like asthma and emphysema, and people with illnesses inmunorepresores, regardless of age.

    Children and teachers considered healthy groups are not covered by vaccination, he said.

    "We have referred to all children 6 months to 2 years old because they are the highest risk," Alvarado Macareno local media.

    Priority will be given captive population will go to daycare and convened to citizenship that is home to the health units to receive their biological said.

    Immunization will be in stages and candidates will be announced, as there is availability of vaccine.

    Asked for patience from the public and stated that as soon as biologically available to groups and the general population will know to go.

    The Health Ministry reiterated the importance of complying with the recommendations, such as constant hand washing and disinfection of common use areas, to avoid as much as possible the number of infections.

    It is also important to be on the lookout for early symptoms and go to the nearest medical facility to receive specialized medical care and above all, avoid self-medication. (With information Finsat / Olga Ojeda Lajud / GCE)


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      Re: Baja California A/H1N1 Vaccination

      Apply first vaccines against A H1N1
      This day will begin implementing the first 2 thousand 620 doses of vaccines against influenza A H1N1 medical staff and nursing. Photo: SudcalifornianoEl Sudcaliforniano
      December 3, 2009

      Miguel Rubio

      La Paz, Baja California Sur .- Today the Ministry of Health initiated the first phase of vaccination against influenza virus A H1N1 in medical and nursing staff that is in direct contact with patients, such as which works in the areas of emergency, intensive care, hospitalization and outpatient, including pregnant women and in the third trimester.

      Dr. Francisco Cardoza Macias, Health Secretary, said that after pregnant women will continue with first and second trimesters of pregnancy, with children 6 to 23 months of age and people with chronic diseases such as diabetes complications, heart , asthma and lung disease and cancer patients.

      He reported that the first dose 2.620 to Baja California Sur arrived yesterday and were immediately distributed in the medical units of the Ministry of Health. The total expected vaccine is about 27 thousand two hundred, however, the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) and the Institute of Security and Social Services for State Workers (ISSSTE) received their own dose which increase the total biological apply in this entity.

      The Health Ministry announced that it will be an opportunity to inform the population receiving subsequent doses and how these will be distributed and applied in the population groups mentioned above.


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        Re: Baja California A/H1N1 Vaccination

        Baja California
        No application will be suspended against AH1N1: JGBM
        El Sol de Tijuana
        March 11, 2010

        By Fernando Barroso

        Tijuana .- not suspend the application of vaccines against the virus AH1N1 in Baja California after Heber transcended the case of the virus mutating to recognize the federal health secretary, continues to meet the biological effectiveness and impact has not been in the state, reiterated Dr. Guadalupe Bustamante Moreno.

        For those who insist on this issue, Dr. Bustamante Moreno clarified and reiterated again that the state does not have to suspend the application of this vaccine.

        While the federal agency did not issue any official notification on the use of a new biological process for other types of influenza or suspension of the current vaccine, in the case of mutation, it shall be the way it has done so far, said Dr. Guadalupe Bustamante.

        Upon inquiry to Dr. Guadalupe Bustamante Moreno regarding the federal Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos admitted that the pandemic virus already suffered AH1N1 mutation and whether vaccines that are being applied shall cease to have effect against the deadly virus, said that the Ministry of Health of Baja California will continue to implement the AH1N1 influenza vaccine in the same way as it has done so far.

        Therefore urged the society to go to health centers, general hospitals or wherever entitled to be immunized.

        Bustamante Moreno abounded both seasonal influenza as the AH1N1, are conditions that remain in the environment.

        He insisted the statewide population to remain vigilant in hygiene measures, like constantly washing your hands with soap and water, use hand sanitizer called alcohogel, seek disinfect doorknobs, and work equipment and utensils in the home.

        "While the federal agency did not issue any official notification on the use of a new biological process for other types of influenza or suspension of the current vaccine" the staff of the Secretariat continue to implement this vaccine as has been done to date.

        we must act immediately and see a doctor when a person makes headache (severe headache) malaise, cough, fever higher than 38.5 degrees and runny nose. for this must go to any of the health centers, but if short of breath, then you have to be in the emergency department of the hospital unit that is closest to your location.