It also calls for a system to effectively monitor the level of vaccination throughout the national territory
The Popular Parliamentary Group has presented a Proposal not of Law in Congress in which it urges the Government to implement as many measures as necessary so that, from the protection of public health in the face of the crisis caused by the coronavirus, full compliance with the vaccination guidelines in force in the National Health System -dose, ages, risk groups- against pneumococcal disease.
Likewise, and also in full coordination with the Autonomous Communities and collaboration with scientific societies, the Executive is asked to develop the updating of the protocols as a consequence of the coronavirus, “establishing a system of indicators with which to carry out effective monitoring of the level of vaccination throughout the national territory ”.
In the explanatory memorandum of the initiative, signed by the GPP spokeswoman, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, the PP deputy secretary Cuca Gamarra, the deputy spokesperson for the José Ignacio Echániz Group, the second vice president of Congress, Ana Pastor, and the spokesperson for Sanidad, Elvira Velasco, highlights that children under the age of five and those with advanced ages – 65 years and older – are considered the population groups that show the highest mortality rates from pneumococcus.
The Proposition also highlights the recommendations of organizations and health groups in the sense of highlighting the importance of vaccination as a more efficient measure in protection against infectious diseases.