In the prefecture of Santo André, this Saturday (30th) D-day will be celebrated for influenza vaccinations in the municipality’s 32 health units. The vaccination will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is targeted at the elderly and health care professionals over the age of 60.
“We are expanding and extending flu vaccination from six months to five-year-olds. Important protection against respiratory syndrome. With the help of design and infrastructure, we will continue to vaccinate the largest number of citizens, making us a benchmark in caring for people. ”points out Mayor Paulo Serra.
This Saturday will also see the start of a new phase in the flu vaccination campaign aimed at children aged six months and under. Children are also vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.
Measles and influenza vaccines can be given at the same time, except in people who have been diagnosed with Covid-19. In this case, it is recommended to wait 30 days after applying for the vaccine for other diseases after recovery of the clinical picture.
From Monday (2), influenza vaccination will be extended to pregnant and postpartum women.
The influenza vaccine is trivalent and consists of the Darwin subtype H1N1, B and H3N2 viruses, which caused the outbreaks that erupted late last year.