About a hundred vaccination centers for the population will be available this Saturday (4), in Joao Pessoa, on “Victory Day” to mobilize against influenza, measles and the Covid-19 virus and update the vaccination brochure for adults and children. In addition to the Family Health Units (USF), the municipal immunization center and polyclinics will also operate, as well as points in Mangabeira Shopping and Parque Solon de Lucena (Lagoa) – where the campaign starts at 8 am.
“We started campaigns to prevent measles and influenza on the 4th of April and we still have low coverage, although we are doing daily calls and active searches. We continue to alert the population and call on them to the importance of vaccination, which is the best form of prevention. People should not relax, because we We know that viruses spread,” emphasized Fernando Fergolino, head of the immunization department at the Municipal Health Department.
COVID-19 – On this ‘D-Day’, in addition to the measles and flu prevention campaigns, the vaccine that prevents Covid-19 will also be offered, immunizing all audiences from the age of five. For everyone, there is no need for scheduling.
The campaign will serve children ages 5-11 and first doses will also be available to the 12+ audience, as well as second doses of Coronavac (28 days after the first dose), Pfizer (60 days), Astrazeneca (90 days) and Janssen. Persons 12 years of age and older (120 days after the second dose), those who are immunosuppressed (28 days), and health workers (120 days) may take the third dose. The fourth dose application is intended for immunosuppressed persons and elderly persons over 60 years of age, who have received the third dose for at least 120 days.
Measles and influenza The measles vaccine is intended for health workers and children aged 6 months to less than 5 years. The only way to prevent measles is through vaccination.
For influenza, the vaccine is available for the following groups: people 60 years of age or older, children aged 6 months to 5 years (4 years, 11 months and 29 days), pregnant women, and women after childbirth (up to 45 days after giving birth). ), health workers, teachers from public and private schools, indigenous peoples, groups with chronic non-communicable diseases and other special clinical conditions, populations deprived of liberty, adolescents and young adults in social and educational measures, employees of the system of deprivation of liberty, persons with disabilities Permanent, truck drivers, public transporters, road and port workers, prison system employees and professionals from the security and rescue forces (police officers, firefighters, active members of the armed forces).
Routine and flu vaccinations can be given with the Covid-19 vaccine. The only exception is for children aged 5 to 11 years. They cannot take the routine doses of vaccines or those that prevent influenza with the Covid-19 vaccine. In this case, the 14-day period must be respected,” explained Fernando Fergolino.
All vaccine rooms in the metropolitan municipal network continue to receive people who are part of the priority group and who have not yet taken doses of vaccines that immunize against Covid-19 and influenza. The services also update the vaccination card for children, adolescents and adults.
Places to vaccinate on Saturday (04) – ‘D-Day’:
– Opening: Solon de Lucena Park (Lagoon) – From 8 am to 12 pm;
– Municipal Immunization Center (CMI), Tower – from 8 am to 12 noon;
– Family Health Units (USF) * from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.;
Municipal health clinics from 8 am to 12 pm.
– Parking in Mangabeira Shopping Center (for pedestrians and cars), from 8 am to 4 pm;
* Exception: USF Ipês, USF Alto I (Health District IV), USF Timbó II (Health District V)
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