Public Health has often been overlooked in the field of medicine and healthcare, but it becomes crucial during times of crisis, such as the Covid pandemic. Preventative measures and resources are necessary to protect the health of all citizens, as emphasized in a recent meeting titled “Take care of your health.” Elena Andradas, general director of Public Health for the Community of Madrid, stresses the importance of investing in prevention programs and maintaining updated information systems. She also highlights the need for training at all levels, particularly 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, emphasizes 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 stresses the need to involve community and family medicine to improve vaccination rates among adults. Jaime Jesús Pérez, president of the Spanish Association of Vaccinology, emphasizes the importance of continuous observation and analysis of vaccination coverage to understand why certain populations are not vaccinated.
Vaccination has proven to be a cost-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. It’s crucial to strengthen public systems for prevention and public health to be prepared for future pandemics.
As experts remind us during a new Covid vaccination campaign: Vaccination has resulted in millions deaths worldwide being prevented – it’s important that individuals understand their role in supporting public health through vaccination while preventing diseases