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The national immunization program includes vaccination against 13 diseases, with eight of them developed and produced in Cuba.
Cuba's pediatric population aged six years, 11 months and 29 days will receive as of Monday the anti-flu vaccination, aimed at preventing severe complications related to seasonal influenza in the Southern Hemisphere.
Among those prioritized are also patients with chronic kidney failure, children aged six years and older with cerebral palsy and cystic fibrosis, and chronic psychiatric inpatients and healthcare workers caring for people with severe acute respiratory infections.
Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease caused by flu viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs; it can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death.
The national immunization program includes vaccination against 13 diseases, eight of those vaccines are developed and produced in Cuba.