Public health is often overlooked in the field of medicine and healthcare, but it becomes essential during crises, such as the Covid pandemic. The importance of investing in prevention programs and maintaining updated information systems was emphasized in a recent meeting on ‘Take care of your health’. Elena Andradas, general director of Public Health for the Community of Madrid, highlighted the need for training at all levels, particularly for health professionals.
Collaboration between different entities and private companies is critical in 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 to patients across Europe. Moderna has made significant investments in Spain and plans to continue doing so. Collaboration with scientific societies and universities is also crucial for advancing public health initiatives.
The acceptance of vaccines by the population is vital for preventing diseases. Ángel Gil de Miguel from the Vaccine Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Health stressed the importance of involving community and family medicine to improve vaccination rates among adults. Jaime Jesús Pérez, president of the Spanish Association of Vaccinology, emphasized continuous observation and analysis of vaccination coverage to understand why certain populations are not vaccinated.
Vaccination has proven to be an effective and life-saving measure, especially 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. To be prepared for future pandemics, it’s crucial to strengthen public systems for prevention and public health.
As experts remind us during a new Covid vaccination campaign, vaccination has resulted in millions of deaths being prevented worldwide. It’s essential that individuals understand the importance