The flu vaccination campaign has already reached more than 25% of the elderly population in Alagoas. In Alagoas, the Ministry of Health set aside more than 1.1 million doses to vaccinate the target population against influenza in two stages. The target audience is almost 383,000 people over the age of 60 and about 85,000 health care workers. This Saturday, Day D of the campaign, more than 220,000 children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age (4 years, 11 months and 29 days) were also started vaccinated.
The first phase of the campaign began on April 4th. The second phase will begin next Monday (2) for the 14 groups. At this stage, children are vaccinated against influenza and measles, regardless of the vaccination status. There is no need to pause between the two vaccines.
The Department of Health recommends that union units adhere to decisions agreed in the campaign, such as D-Day and staged vaccinated audiences. However, according to local realities, the local government of the Unified Health System (SUS) also has the right to introduce other mobilization days to increase compliance with vaccinations.
In all, 12.9 million children are primarily affected by influenza and measles. The target audience for healthcare workers includes more than 5.8 million Brazilians and more than 30.1 million people over the age of 60. In this second phase, starting Monday, 41.8 million Brazilians will be able to seek vaccination sites by June 3, including children.