Six health centers will operate in Fortaleza on Saturday (10) and Sunday (11) to exclusively serve residents with mild flu-like symptoms and strengthen measures to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Opening hours on both days are from 8 am to 5 pm.
- The flu vaccination starts Monday in Ciara
- Ceará buys equipment to run 3,000 Covid-19 tests per day
According to the Municipal Health Secretariat (SMS), the health centers will have teams made up of doctors, nurses, and nursing technicians. Specialists monitor and examine patients with mild symptoms of suspected and confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Patients presenting moderate or severe symptoms should seek out one of 12 emergency care units in the capital. Given the progress of Covid-19 cases in the capital, there has been a 177% increase in the number of beds in municipal UPAs. The city has six UPA regions administered by the municipality and another six run by the state.
Check out the list of open posts at the end of the week:
- Forrest (Rua Ten. Jose Barrera, 251 – Alvaro Wayne)
- Arthur Benedetto (Rua Jaime Lionel, 228 – Luciano Cavalcante)
- Fernandez Tavora (Rua Maceió, 1354 – Henrique Jorge)
- Torbay Barrera (Rua Gonçalo Souto, 420 – Vila União)
- Graciliano Muniz (Roa 106, 345 – CJ Esperanca)
- Osmar Viana (Av. Chiquinha Gonzaga, s / n – Jangurussu)
The vaccination campaign in Ciara against influenza, the influenza virus, begins next Monday, April 12, and continues until July 9. The Ceará Health Trust (SESA) has reported that the estimated population of the state is 1,082,438 people in Phase 1.
According to Sesa, Ceará received doses indicating 29% (313.600) of a Stage 1 goal (see all steps below). Other doses will be sent by the Ministry of Health at a later time. The Ministry of Health’s goal for immunization is to immunize 90% of the target audience by July 9.
The flu vaccination campaign will run in conjunction with the campaign against Covid-19. Influenza vaccination will take place in municipal health centers, and in Fortaleza, also in Meireles Health Center, and Sesa equipment. In 2020, Ceará vaccinated a total of 97% of its target audience.
The priority groups will be distributed in three phases, in a phased manner, to be determined by the Ministry of Health. This year, vaccination will begin for children from six months to less than six years old, pregnant women, postpartum, indigenous peoples and health workers. Then comes the role of the elderly and teachers (See below who is part of the priority groups and dates for the three stages of vaccination).
The flu vaccination campaign will coincide with the vaccination against Covid-19. The Ministry of Health does not recommend the application of both vaccines simultaneously, due to the lack of studies on the simultaneous administration of immunity, and the directive is to give priority to vaccination against the new Corona virus.
The federal government recommends that people who are part of the priority group first get the vaccine against Covid-19 and then the flu vaccine, while respecting a period of at least 14 days between them.
The importance of vaccination
The ministry says that vaccination against influenza is very important to protect the groups most vulnerable to complications and deaths resulting from the disease, so it must be maintained despite all the challenges facing the spread of the new Corona virus.
According to the file, the influenza vaccination will prevent the emergence of complications resulting from disease, death, hospitalization and overload in health services, in addition to reducing symptoms that can be confused with the symptoms of Covid-19.
Sesa is defined as high priority groups for children 6 months to under 6 years old, pregnant women and people with certain chronic diseases. Then, for vaccinations, health professionals and the elderly.
In Brazil, other groups will be included in this year’s campaign. The following is part of the priority group, according to the Ministry of Health:
- Children between 6 months and 6 years old
- Pregnant and postpartum women
- Indian people
- Health workers
- Seniors 60 and over
- Teachers from public and private schools
- People with chronic non-communicable diseases and other special clinical conditions
- People with permanent disabilities
- Security and rescue forces
- Armed forces
- Truck drivers
- Urban and long-distance public transport workers
- Port workers
- Prison system officials
- Adolescents and young adults between the ages of 12 and 21 under social and educational measures
- Population Deprived of Freedom
Three stages of vaccination
The national influenza vaccination campaign will be distributed in three phases, in an overlapping manner:
- First phase – from April 12 to May 10: Children, pregnant women, puerperium, indigenous people and health workers
- Phase 2 – from May 11 to June 8: Senior citizens and teachers
- Phase 3 – June 9 to July 9: Other priority groups
Trivalent influenza vaccine produced by the Butantan Institute to immunize the target audience. Inhibition is a fragmented and inactivated virus (see graph below) and has three types of influenza virus strains combined: H1N1 pdm09, H3N2 and B / Victoria.