Curitiba vaccinates more than 16,000 children against D-day flu, but warns that campaign continues

This Saturday (30/4), Curitibar City Hall began vaccinating children under the age of 6 months to 5 years (4 years, 11 months and 29 days). They also received a dose of the triple viral vaccine (VTV), which protects against mumps, rubella and measles, a disease that has once again increased the number of cases in the country. The municipal health department closed the day with 16,940 doses.

Next week, the campaign for pregnant and postpartum women will be stepped up. Homeless and indigenous people will also be vaccinated. Already called the general public (children under 6 months to 5 years of age and people 60 years of age or older) may also be vaccinated.

This is part of the priority group defined by the Ministry of Public Health, which considers these people to be more at risk for complications caused by the flu.

D-Day
For this Saturday’s service, 26 basic health units were opened. Tarcis Prado Jr. and his wife, Flávia de Souza Prado, chose to vaccinate their children, Enzo, 4 years old, and Isis, 2 years old, at the Mãe Curitibana Health Unit, S সাo Francisco. Despite being accustomed to being vaccinated since childhood, the brothers were a little apprehensive and were welcomed into their father’s lap during the two doses.

“Vaccines protect our children from an early age. We take care of their health from the beginning. I think it’s important to take care of the health of children, not just us, the parents, the City Hall and the community as a whole. The best thing we can do for our children is to take care of them, a parental responsibility, “she said.

Carmen de Oliveira wakes up early and takes her daughter Yasmin, 3 years and 6 months old, to get both vaccinations. “It is important to protect my daughter from these diseases. Her vaccination record is up to date and all mothers should do the same, “Carmen said.

Vinicius Konchinski, a resident of the Merces neighborhood, rode his bicycle to pick up 2-year-old Joao to keep his son’s vaccination routine up to date. In addition to being responsible for Joao’s health, Vinicius took advantage of the morning to ride a bike with her only child. “It’s important for the health of Joao and all the children, so they’re all safe,” Vinicius concluded.

Parents of children who are unable to attend this Saturday will be able to take them to Vaccination Point throughout the week. The recap also applies to the elderly who have not yet been vaccinated against the flu.

The Municipal Health Department (SMS) estimates that more than 125,000 children were eligible for the vaccine this Saturday.

Triple viral
The Triple Viral Vaccine (VTV) protects against mumps, rubella and measles, which have re-emerged in the country. In Curitiba, there is no record of the disease this year, but measles cases have increased in other states. As people move to other cities, the disease can spread and spread if there is no major vaccination movement.

2022 campaign
SMS This year’s flu campaign began March 30 and has already vaccinated more than 93,000 people in the city. Priority audiences are defined by the ministry on the basis of the possibility of vulnerability and complications in the case of flu.

The national campaign was divided into two phases. In Curitiba, older children aged 6 months to 5 years have already been called in and work is underway to vaccinate health professionals. The call from other priority groups depends on the arrival of a new consignment of vaccines.

Next week, flu vaccinations for pregnant and postpartum women, aborigines and the homeless will begin.

Remaining summoned: People with comorbidities; Persons with permanent disabilities; Truck driver Transport workers; Port workers; Security forces; Armed forces; Employees deprived of the freedom system, the deprived population and adolescents and young people in the socio-educational system.

Stop yourself
In addition to vaccinations for the most at-risk populations, non-pharmacological care is needed to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, not just the flu, such as frequent hand hygiene, ventilation, freezing and avoiding closed areas.

Isolation is recommended if you have flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, general malaise, sore throat, headache, body aches, chills). If you need to travel for health care, the adaptation is to wear a face protection mask.

For SUS users with symptoms of mild shortness of breath, first aid can be obtained by telephoning 3350-9000 from 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday.

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