The cities of Paraná are waiting for children to be vaccinated against the flu and measles

On Monday (April 25), the prefecture of Maringá anticipates the start of influenza vaccination and a dose of measles booster in children aged 6 months to 5 years. The city is one of the first in Paraná to anticipate vaccinations.

“Expanding vaccination aims to reduce the number of children hospitalized for respiratory illness. Other audiences will also be taken into account as we move forward, ”explains Health Minister Clóvis Melo.

Influenza vaccination aims to vaccinate at least 90% of the target population, an estimated more than 21,000 children. In the case of the measles vaccine, all children should receive the immunizing agent, even if their routine doses are up to date.

Vaccines are given in 33 primary health care units (UBS). Vaccinations are not only available at UBS Maringá Velho and the Minister of Health’s vaccine room. See the vaccination schedule for each health unit here.

Influenza vaccination is also followed for people 60 years of age and older and health care workers. The measles vaccine is also given to healthcare workers who have not yet completed a two-dose vaccination program. All audiences must have a vaccination card and personal documents.

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