Parobé’s health department is starting to vaccinate children against the flu and measles

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Following a decision by the state health ministry, Parobé will begin vaccinating children against influenza (flu) and measles this Monday (25th). Vaccination, which covers 4,310 children from the age of six months to the age of five, takes place in all municipal primary health care units from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

According to the Prefecture of Parobé, next Saturday (30th) Day D of the day of vaccination will be promoted, when the dosing points will be opened exceptionally.

Due to the increased demand for first aid for children in the health network and the clinical conditions of the respiratory system, the State Department of Health has decided to start applying for vaccines in this group this Monday, which will not be available until 3 May.

Vaccinations of groups of the elderly and health care workers, which began on April 4, are normally followed at health centers. And from 3 May, other priority groups will be served, such as pregnant women, women who have given birth, co-morbidities, people with permanent disabilities, etc.

dosing schedule

According to Parobé’s Ministry of Health, if a child is getting the flu vaccine for the first time, he or she should take two doses with a 30-day break in between. If he or she has received the flu vaccine in another year, the schedule is a single dose, as in other age groups. Vaccination against influenza and measles (triple viral vaccine) can be given at the same time.

trivalent influenza vaccine

The trivalent influenza vaccine used by the Unified Health System (SUS) has been manufactured by the Butantan Institute. The formulation is constantly updated to provide effective protection against new virus strains. The vaccine is effective against H1N1, H3N2 and type B strains.

Measles

Measles vaccination is already part of the routine, ie it is available in the post office all year round, even outside the campaign period, in order to increase the vaccination coverage of the population and thus prevent epidemics.

Measles is an acute, contagious and highly contagious infectious disease that can lead to complications and death, especially in children under one year of age. The vaccine controls disease outbreaks, reduces hospitalization, complications and deaths.

MMR is an attenuated vaccine that contains live “attenuated” measles, rubella, and mumps viruses. It is a vaccine routinely given in childhood in two doses: the first, taken at one year of age, and the second, at 15 months of age. Both in MMR format (measles, mumps and rubella).

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