The prefecture of Niteró began administering an influenza vaccine to elderly people over the age of 70 and health care professionals over the age of 40 this Monday (25). Vaccination is available at four outpatient clinics: Vital Brazil, Barreto, Itaipu and São Lourenço, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission until 4 p.m.
To receive a dose of influenza vaccine, the elderly must present proof of identity, CPF and a vaccination card. In addition to these documents, a professional certificate is required from a healthcare professional.
Health Minister Rodrigo Oliveira warns of the importance of vaccination.
“It is important that people in the target audience are protected from influenza viruses and reduce hospitalization, complications and infectious deaths,” Rodrigo emphasizes.
The influenza vaccine must be taken every year because the types (strains) that are most circulating around the world are updated in the composition. Symptoms of the flu can progress to complications such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), pneumonia, and worsening of other conditions. Influenza is a serious illness and in some cases can be fatal. Elderly people are at higher risk of complications from the flu. Vaccination is the most important measure in reducing the burden of disease.
Flu – Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a febrile, acute, usually benign, and self-limiting viral disease. It is often characterized by a sudden onset of symptoms that are mainly systemic, including fever, chills, tremor, headache, muscle pain, and anorexia, and respiratory symptoms associated with dry cough, sore throat, and nose. The infection usually lasts for a week and the systemic symptoms persist for a few days, the most important of which is fever.
Influenza viruses are easily transmitted through aerosols produced by humans through aerosols produced by coughing or sneezing easily in infected people. There are three types of influenza viruses: A, B and C. Influenza C causes mild respiratory infections, does not affect public health and is not associated with epidemics. Types A and B are responsible for seasonal epidemics, and influenza A virus is responsible for major pandemics.
Fourth dose against Covid-19
The fourth dose or the second booster dose of Covid-19 will continue to be given to the elderly over 80 years of age every four months from the third dose (the first booster dose). Vaccination is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission until 4 p.m. at the outpatient clinics in Vital Brazil, Barreto, Itaipu and São Lourenço.
To obtain vaccination, identity, CPF, proof of residence and proof of previous dosing must be provided. Vaccination is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission until 4 p.m.
Check vaccination sites:
Policlínica Sérgio Arouca – Rua Vital Brazil Filho, s / nº – Vital Brazil.
Polyclinic Dr. João da Silva Vizella – Rua Luiz Palmier, 726 – Barreto.
Itaipu Regional Outpatient Clinic – Avenida Irene Lopes Sodré, s / nº, Itaipu.
Regional Clinic Carlos Antônio da Silva – Avenida Jansen de Melo, s / nº, São Lourenço.