Public Health is often overlooked in the field of medicine and healthcare, but it becomes crucial during times of crisis, such as the Covid pandemic. To protect the health of all citizens, preventative measures and resources are necessary. This was emphasized during a recent meeting called “Take care of your health.”
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, especially for health professionals.
Collaboration between different entities and private companies is vital in the field of Public Health. Juan Carlos Gil, general director of Moderna for Spain and Portugal, emphasized the importance of investment in vaccine production and distribution to ensure access for patients in 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 essential for prevention programs to be successful. Ángel Gil de Miguel from the Vaccine Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Health stressed the need to involve community and family medicine to improve vaccination rates among adults. Jaime Jesús Pérez, president of the Spanish Association of Vaccinology, pointed out that continuous observation and analysis are necessary to understand why certain populations are not vaccinated.
Vaccination has proven to be a cost-effective and life-saving measure, particularly in preventing deaths from influenza. The use of mRNA technology for Covid vaccines has led to advancements in vaccine manufacturing and has potential solutions for various health conditions in the future. It is important to strengthen public systems for prevention and public health preparation for future pandemics.
During a new Covid vaccination campaign, experts reminded the public about how vaccination has prevented millions