More than half a million flu vaccines have already been taken in Paraná

Data from the Ministry of Health’s vaccine meter show that 532,707 influenza vaccines were administered in Paraná until Tuesday, the 26th. The nationwide campaign began on April 4 and will continue until June 3, the following Saturday, the 30th day. social mobilization.

To date, the federal government has sent more than 2 million immunizers to Paraná. The Minister of Health (Sesa) has already distributed these doses and expects a new broadcast on Thursday 28. It is estimated that 4.3 million people should be vaccinated during the campaign, with the goal of achieving at least 90% of vaccinations. target audience.

“While we have a significant amount of vaccines available, we need to go further. The secretariat has the support of municipalities to strengthen the importance of vaccinations and protection against severe acute respiratory syndromes, ”said Health Minister César Neves.

The updated vaccine protects against influenza A subtypes (H1N1 and H3N2) and influenza B subtypes. In January this year, Paraná declared an H3N2 epidemic following an increase in virus diagnoses and deaths. Between December and March, there were more than 2,000 cases and 118 deaths.

“Even if we are no longer in an epidemic situation, it is important that people are aware and look for a vaccination point to receive the vaccine. The vaccine is our only tool against these diseases, ”the secretary added.

The national campaign started on 4 April and will continue until 3 June (Photo: Américo Antonio / SESA)

DICE

The absolute amounts of the most commonly used doses are Curitiba (51,455), Londrina (39,667), Cascavel (18,003), Ponta Grossa (13,630), Guarapuava (12,858), São José dos Pinhais (12,828), Foz do Iguaçu ( 11.33)). ), Colombo (8 572), Arapongas (7 825) and Toledo (7 509).

In terms of vaccination coverage, the cities most affected by the priority groups are Itaúna do Sul (56.1%), Santa Cecília do Pavão (55.4%), Doutor Camargo (48.8%), Arapuã (47.7%) and Rosário do Ivai (47.6%). , Floresta (47.5%), Sulina (47.5%), São Pedro do Paraná (46.9%), Janiópolis (46.8%) and Guapirama (46.3%).

So far, the most comprehensive priority group is the elderly, 26% – absolutely 463,546 doses. The age groups treated for immunizer binding were 65-69 years (108,298 doses), 70-74 years (101,308), and 60-64 years (99,973).

ELEMENT

Vaccination against influenza is carried out in two stages. The first, April 4 and May 2, is aimed at retirees and health care workers over the age of 60.

The second, from 3 May to 3 June, covers the following groups: children from 6 months to less than 5 years (4 years, 11 months and 29 days); pregnant women and women who have given birth; Indian people; teachers; comorbidities; permanently disabled; security and rescue forces and armed forces; truck drivers and workers for urban and long-distance public transport passengers; port workers; prison system staff; Young people aged 12-21 and young people under socio-educational measures and the population deprived of their liberty.

People who do not fall into these groups can get the flu vaccine in a private facility.

MEASLES

This year, the measles vaccination campaign will be carried out in conjunction with influenza vaccination, reinforcing the need to prevent both respiratory viruses and diseases that have already been eradicated.

This is the eighth vaccination campaign against the disease, and aims to reach children under the age of six under the age of 5, in addition to updating the vaccination status of health care workers. Last year, vaccination coverage in Paraná was 82.45%. The state did not record any cases in 2021 and 2022. In 2019, 1,653 cases were reported and in 2020, 428.

The MMR vaccine can be given at the same time as the influenza vaccine from the age of six months. MMR vaccines and Covid-19 vaccines can be given to healthcare workers at the same time.

According to the National Vaccination Metric, 8,685 vaccines were administered in the state. The Ministry of Health estimates that 965,468 people have been listed as the target population for this measles vaccination. Of these, 272,817 are health care workers; 73,128 targeted at children under six months of age; 146,255 at one year of age and 157,756 at two, three, and four years of age in each of these ranges.

César Neves emphasized the importance of measles vaccination. “Paraná has been without measles cases for more than 20 years, achieving eradication from the state, but since 2019, we have reaffirmed the cases, so vaccination against the disease is essential.”

Source: AEN

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