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Yle, Chair of the National Vaccination Expert Group: Finland is considering vaccinating overweight people before other groups – Finland


As corona vaccinations for at-risk groups progress in Finland, steps are now being considered for future vaccinations.

According to Yle The National Vaccination Expert Group KRAR is currently considering the order in which people under the age of 70 who do not have underlying diseases will be vaccinated. These are vaccinated once the elderly and those at medical risk have been vaccinated.

Chairman of the National Vaccination Expert Group Ville Peltola says in Yle ‘s interview that Finland is considering vaccinating overweight people before other groups.

– Now look at diseases and conditions that are outside the current groups again. For example, being overweight is one thing that can still be looked at, Peltola tells Yle.

The nurse gives the vaccination at the Helsinki City Coronation Vaccination Center at the Helsinki Fair Center.­

– It will also look at whether certain occupational groups with more infections should be vaccinated first.

Helsinki and the Chief Physician of Infectious Diseases of the Uusimaa Hospital District (Hus) Asko Järvinen said In Yle’s Ykkösaamu support a regionally-focused vaccination schedule after risk groups have been vaccinated.

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– Down by age group, with an emphasis on areas with more disease. Then the benefit of the vaccine to society and individuals will be the greatest, Järvinen said.

– Yes, where there is more disease, the individual has a completely different risk of becoming infected than in an area where the disease has not just been found.

Husin’s Asko Järvinen would emphasize the order of vaccination for high-risk areas.­



Source site www.is.fi

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