The Apucarana Municipal Health Authority (AMS) is concerned about the low demand for influenza vaccination in children aged 6 months to 5 years during the first two days. About 300 children were vaccinated during the two days of the campaign. The goal is to immunize 7,698.
Anticipating the supply of the flu vaccine was a strategy by the city government, after which the number of respiratory diseases in children rose to 300 per cent in March-April.
“There is an aggravating circumstance to this worrying situation: many children with respiratory illnesses develop very rapidly into a serious medical condition and have pneumonia,” warns Femac Mayor, who has appealed to parents and guardians.
Vaccine doses are available Monday through Friday at 6 p.m., with the UBS room and vaccine from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Vaccination can still be guaranteed at the three emergency services open at UBS on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“We are concerned that only about 300 doses, or 3.9% of the target population, were given during the first two days of the vaccination day, which began yesterday,” says Emídio Bachiega.
“We have a sufficient number of vaccines, about 10,000 doses. However, to ensure the protection of our children, we rely on the commitment of parents and guardians. Children’s health must be everyone’s priority, ”confirms Junior Femac.
Another great opportunity to vaccinate children is next Saturday (30th), when Day D of the nationwide flu vaccination campaign will be celebrated, with 60-year-olds taking part in this first phase.