The federal government has invited children, the elderly and health workers to a “D-Day” against the flu and measles – Portuguese (Brazil)

Children under the age of six months to five years, adults over the age of 60 and health workers can attend the immunization post on this Saturday (30) D-Day for Influenza and Measles Vaccination. The Ministry of Health recommends that these priority groups join open vaccination posts across Brazil to strengthen protection against these diseases and immunization coverage.

In all, 77.9 million Brazilians are part of the target audience for the flu vaccine campaign. During an event in João Pessoa, the Minister of Health, Marcelo Quiroga, highlighted the importance of population in the search for points spread across Brazil.

“Today, I am convinced that we have saved the lives of Brazilians with vaccines. And that is why we are here again to encourage a vaccination campaign: the flu and measles campaign,” he said.

Everyone in the target group of this campaign needs to find our basic health unit. There, you will find vaccines and trained and qualified health professionals to vaccinate our population – Minister of Health, Marcelo Cuiroga.

More than 9 million doses have been applied so far, the campaign is conducted in two phases. The first started on April 4, when people 60 years of age and older and health workers were present at the vaccination post.

“I think vaccination is important to prevent the disease. Since it was published for my age, I get the flu vaccine every year,” said Anna Maria Passos, a retired Joao Pessoa resident. “The vaccine is an important thing. It saves my life. Come, come and prepare yourself! Because only with the vaccine will you feel safe,” said Josinide Maciel da Silva.

Workers who had a record of measles vaccination received a dose of MMR vaccine. The second round of 14 teams will start from next Monday (2). At this stage, children will be vaccinated against influenza and measles. There is no need for a break between the two vaccines.

High vaccination coverage against both diseases in Brazil to highlight the importance of participating priority groups. The purpose of the campaign is to disrupt the spread of measles, prevent complications from the flu, prevent new deaths and put potential strain on the health system.

“It’s important that you come in with your vaccine frequently, so that we can control diseases that are completely preventable. Vaccines are life-saving, vaccines are a work of love!”

In all, the federal government has purchased more than 80 million doses of influenza vaccine and will distribute more than 20 million doses of measles in the states and federal districts.

The Ministry of Health recommends that federal units follow campaign-agreed decisions, such as D-Day and listeners who will be vaccinated by stage. However, the local administration of the Unified Health System (SUS) has the autonomy to make decisions according to local realities.

In all, 12.9 million children are part of the priority population for influenza and measles. The health workers’ target audience includes more than 5.8 million Brazilians and more than 30.1 million people over the age of 60. In this second phase, starting this Monday, 41.8 million Brazilian children will be able to search for vaccination posts by June 3.

Examine when each stage will be completed and which audience will be served:

1st Stage – 04/04 to 04/30

  • People 60 years of age or older – flu vaccine;
  • Healthcare – Vaccination against influenza and updating measles card;

Vaccination of children under 6 months of age (4 years, 11 months and 29 days) from day “D” will be considered.

“D-Day” – 04/30

  • Seniors 60 and older
  • Healthcare – Vaccination against influenza and updating measles card;
  • Children under 6 months to 5 years (4 years, 11 months and 29 days) – vaccines against influenza and measles;

2nd stage – from 05/02 to 08/03

  • Children under 6 months to 5 years (4 years, 11 months and 29 days) – vaccines against influenza and measles;
  • Pregnant women and pregnant women;
  • Indian people;
  • Teacher;
  • Persons with permanent disabilities;
  • People with congenital diseases;
  • Security and rescue forces and armed forces;
  • Truck drivers and workers in urban and long-distance combined road transport for passengers;
  • Port workers;
  • Prison system officials;
  • Adolescents 12 to 21 years of age under the socio-educational system;
  • People deprived of freedom.

Attention! Elderly and health workers who have not yet been vaccinated may ask for a vaccination post, even in the second stage.

“D-Day” in Guyana

Across the state of Goa, there will be 965 specific vaccination posts with the cooperation of 1,800 professionals. In Guyana, there will be 64 designated points and two vans, which are part of the “immunization program”. The goal is to vaccinate at least 95% of the target population. According to the state health department, the service takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. without any interruption.

“D-Day” in Bethlehem

To vaccinate the Para population, the Ministry of Health has allocated more than 2.5 million doses of vaccine against influenza in the state. Across the state, action was taken at 1,581 vaccination points, including river units. In Belem, 315 vaccination posts are available for population adoption in 72 districts of the city. Services are available from 8am to 6pm.

“D-Day” in Rio de Janeiro

In Rio de Janeiro, the state health department expects that 6.6 million people will be vaccinated against the flu (influenza) by June 3. The goal is to achieve at least 90% immunization coverage. In the state capital, the goal is to reach 90% coverage of priority groups, which corresponds to about 1.8 million people in the city. On D-Day, more than 400 vaccination points will be open in the capital from 8 am to 5 pm to serve the target audience.

“D-Day” in Curitiba

For Parana, the health ministry has allocated more than 4.3 million doses for the campaign. The first phase focused on vaccinating about 1.7 million people over the age of 60, in addition to about 272,000 health workers. The second phase, which includes children, aims to serve more than 690,000 children in the state. Curitiba alone, starting this Saturday, the municipal department forecasts to vaccinate more than 125,000 children.

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