The need for scrupulous observance of the means of preventionfrom the coronavirus and the other seasonal infections that have flared up during this period, after the opening of schools, the doctors pointed out in the context of the meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Medical Association of Athens and the Region of Attica convened today, Tuesday, by the President of the ISA G. Patoulis.

Participants emphasized the need for vaccination with the available vaccines, the updated vaccine, for SARS-Cov-2 expected in the next period of time, for pneumococcal, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus and herpes zoster.

Concern was expressed about the spread of the coronavirus which continues to endanger especially the vulnerable groups of the population. As it was pointed out, other seasonal viruses are also on the rise during this period, and precautionary measures should be followed scrupulously.

The participants also expressed their concern about the consequences of climate change and emphasized the need for health protection and informing citizens, in view of the winter season when heavy rainfall is expected. The Immediate Action Team and the ISA ambulance, which also operated during the last catastrophic floods in Thessaly, remain on standby.

“We are going through a period of outbreak of the coronavirus and other respiratory viruses that can endanger the health, especially of vulnerable groups of the population. It is very important on the one hand, the scrupulous observance of precautionary measures, on the other hand, the utilization of the weapons available to science, of vaccines and antiviral drugs, for this, the citizen must contact his treating physician in time”, emphasizes the President of ISA G. Patoulis.