Influenza vaccine spread in Santos More groups Last Monday (16), it continued with low opt-in. Immunization is essential to prevent the disease from getting worse, especially at a time when temperatures are low and people tend to stay indoors.
To clarify the importance of the vaccine, what doses are needed, who should take it and answer other questions from the population, the head of the Health Surveillance Department of the City Council, Ana Paola Valeras, answered several questions to the Santos Portal.
1 – I got the flu shot at the end of last year. Do I need to take it again?
“Yes, you need to take it again, because now we are facing a new strain, which is included in the currently applied vaccine.”
2- I am familiar with the COVID-19 vaccination. Am I protected from the flu, too?
“No. The Covid-19 vaccine only protects against the coronavirus. The influenza vaccine has to be taken every year to combat the disease as it is renewed during this period.”
3 – Does the flu vaccine cause reactions?
The reaction is just a feeling of pain where the vaccine has been applied. The immune system consists of dead and inactivated viruses that do not cause any reaction in the body.
4 – Can the groups included in the early stages of influenza vaccination continue to be immunized?
“Yes. These groups remain part of the public. Everyone from the above groups, who has not yet been vaccinated, must get the vaccine.”
5 – Will the town hall open influenza vaccination to all people?
“Yes, everyone will be vaccinated. Vaccines arrive through the state government, so we have to make divisions by phases of groups, by age group and by occupational category.”
6 – What groups can actually get the flu shot?
“The audience that can be vaccinated today consists of the elderly (from 60 years), children from six months to less than five years, pregnant women, postpartum women (up to 45 days after delivery), health workers, teachers, port workers, truck drivers and transport workers. public, security and rescue forces, armed forces, prison personnel, persons with disabilities, and persons with comorbidities.”
7 – Can I get the flu and covid-19 vaccine on the same day?
“Yes. By the way, you should be vaccinated with both immunizations”
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