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Day: October 25, 2016

Flu vaccination campaign starts

Vega Baja Hospital area has 21,500 vaccines available Vega Baja Hospital manager Miguel Fayos getting vaccinated The Valencian Government flu vaccination campaign started this week in the Orihuela area and the rest of the Valencian Community. This campaign aims to reduce contagion of this virus that affects many people and can have serious consequences for risk groups. The Orihuela area is covered by Vega Baja Hospital and has made 21,500 vaccinations available to reach the target population, based on the results of the last campaign. At the launch of the campaign in Vega Baja Hospital the management wanted to motivate healthcare professionals and the public to get vaccinated. Manager Dr Miguel Fayos said “it is important for health workers to know they are a key group, not only to protect patients but themselves and their families”. This year’s campaign is also focusing on pregnant women and children under 14 with risk factors, people with chronic conditions and people over 60. To reach them paediatricians, GPs and matrons are helping to recommend vaccinations. “Pregnant woman can be vaccinated in any month of pregnancy without any health risk. The risk of complications from flu increase during pregnancy due to physiological changes in gestation,” said Dr José Cano Montoro, Orihuela public health...

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Kids magic show for charity

Friday evening performance for Cáritas in Almoradí This Friday, October 28th at 6:30pm the Magician Dálux will perform at the Teatro Cortés in Almoradí, organised by Recicla-Alicante and the Town Hall in aid of the local Cáritas charity. Suprises, excitement and a few laughs are promised for those who come along. The show is intended for adults and children, who will interact with the magician over its hour and a half duration. Card tricks, appearing doves, glasses of water and objects changing places before our eyes without us noticing and many more games will make it a fun time for young and old. The organisers will donate the money made from the ticket sales, which cost €3 to the needy families of the municipality through...

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Civil Protection train to put out fires

Volunteers practice at Torrevieja Fire Station Picture by Joaquín Carrión The course to train Civil Protection volunteers in Torrevieja concentrated last weekend, October 22nd and 23rd on its effects on people and property, how to behave in case of one and search and rescue techniques. The students had to complete theory and practical exercises, which included using different techniques to put out fires. The practicals were held at Torrevieja Fire Station under the supervision of the course teacher, José Francisco Cerdá García, Jwho is the chief of the Alicante Provincial Fire Service. Torrevieja Mayor José Manuel Dolón and Councillor Javier Manzanares praised the volunteers altruistic work dedicating their time to help however they are asked and how muchg experience they have gained. The course finishes this weekend with First Aid, and Emergency Management and...

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