The measure will be implemented from 16 to 19 May. from 5 to 7 p.m., with the goal of expanding vaccination coverage for children.
The Urupês Ministry of Health is stepping up its vaccination campaign against influenza and measles with the aim of expanding the coverage of childhood vaccinations. The vaccination strategy is implemented in the schools of the municipal education network.
“It is very important that parents of children aged 6 months to less than 5 years who have not yet vaccinated their children go to a health center so that the little ones receive doses against the flu and measles,” the folder says.
Pupils from Emei Olívia Sahão and Cemei Zé Ito will be vaccinated on May 16 and 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. On the 18th and 19th, it will be the turn of Emei Teresa Perosa and Escola de São João. Parents should bring a vaccination card to update it.
The flu and measles vaccination campaign began on April 30, with Urupês aiming to vaccinate 95% of children; so far only 42% have been vaccinated.
“It’s good to remember that measles is transmitted directly, from person to person, through secretions that an infected person can remove by coughing, sneezing, talking, or even breathing. A child without a vaccine can get the virus, which, in addition to being dangerous, leaves consequences such as deafness, blindness, growth retardation, and impaired mental ability.
The health minister confirms that the butanthane vaccine against influenza is trivalent and 100% national and consists of the Darwin subtype H1N1, B and H3N2 viruses that caused the epidemics at the end of last year.