There is D-Day this Saturday in the flu and measles vaccination campaign

Health centers across the country will be open this Saturday (30th) on Day D of the National Action Against Influenza and Measles. The initiative concludes the first phase of a vaccination campaign for people over 60 and healthcare workers. Professionals were also advised to update their vaccination records if they had not taken measles vaccines.

Day D will also begin vaccination of children under 6 months of age – under the age of 5. According to the official calendar of the Ministry of Health, in the second phase, on May 2 and June 3, not only children but also pregnant women who have given birth, indigenous peoples, teachers in public and private schools, people with comorbidities and others should be vaccinated. .

The Ministry of Health aims to vaccinate about 76.5 million people by June 3, when the campaign is due to end. The aim is to prevent complications caused by diseases, to avoid new deaths and possible pressures on the health care system. In total, the federal government sent more than 80 million doses of influenza vaccine to and from the states for vaccination.

Campaign

The aim of the campaign is to prevent complications caused by diseases, to avoid new deaths and possible pressures on the health care system. “It is very important that all Brazilians in the priority groups apply for a vaccination site. Last year we had an epidemic in several areas of the country because of the H3N2 strain. This year’s vaccine is already protecting against this and previous strains. We need to fight diseases. from putting more pressure on the health care system, ”said Minister Marcelo Queiroga at the start of the campaign.

Know your campaign steps and audiences:

Step 1 – April 4 to April 30

Elderly people over 60 and health care workers.

Step 2 – 5.2. – 6.3

Children from 6 months to under 5 years of age;

Pregnant women and women who have given birth;

Indian people;

teachers;

Comorbidities;

Permanently disabled;

Security and rescue and armed forces;

Truck drivers and workers for urban and long-distance public transport passengers;

Dock workers;

prison system officials;

Young people and young people aged 12 to 21 in the context of social and educational activities;

deprived population

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