Measles and flu vaccination campaigns continue

Vaccination campaigns against influenza and measles continue in Uberlandia at the same time. The first phase of the flu vaccine will run until April 30 and will include the elderly (over 60 years of age) and health care workers who will have to take the measles vaccine this year together with children under 6 months of age (4 years, 11 months and 29 days).

Strategically, and concurrently defined by the Ministry of Health, the purpose of concurrent vaccination is to take advantage of single-family visits to distribute two vaccines, which will increase vaccine coverage and ensure better protection for the population.

Currently, 21,323 people have received the flu vaccine, of whom 92.1% are elderly and 7.9% are healthcare workers. Doses of measles are used by more than 2,900, of whom 63% are children and 37% are health professionals.

In measles immunization, the goal is to vaccinate at least 90% of children in the target population. Vaccination coverage is not set for healthcare workers.

“In the last two years, there was a record-breaking measles in Brazil, a disease we were free of, but it recurred. This warns us of the danger of the disease and its complications. Measles is not just a childhood disease. It can cause serious complications and even death, for both children and adults. , Said Claubia Oliveira, coordinator of the city’s vaccination program.

Vaccination sites

In Uberlândia, vaccinations are performed in all vaccination rooms in the city. In Primary Health Units (UBS), it is 8 a.m.-6 p.m. In the Basic Family Health Units (UBSF) it is from 7.30 am to 4.30 pm. In the Integrated Care Units (UAI) vaccine rooms, the service takes place from 8 am to 8 pm. In order to better serve the employees, the opening hours will also be extended from 8 am to 8 pm at UBS Brasil and Tocantins.

Vaccine against Covid-19

Covid-19 vaccines can be given at the same time as any vaccine from the age of 12 years or at any time point in the national vaccination schedule. However, it is important that the administration of Covid-19 be given priority in children aged 5 to 11 years who are among the priority groups for influenza. In such situations, an influenza vaccine should be reserved and there should be at least 15 days between vaccinations.

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