About 1.6 million people have been immunized against influenza since Monday (5), according to records for the Influenza Dashboard 2021, from the Ministry of Health.
From Monday (5) to this Thursday (8), the third and final phase of the National Influenza Vaccination Campaign for 2021 moved from 41.4% to 43.5% of vaccination coverage, increasing the application of 34,578,318 to 36,237,937 doses An increase of about 1.6 million people who have been vaccinated.
The Minister of Health, Marcelo Quiroga, stated that “Immunization campaigns are a priority of the Ministry of Health and we have decided to extend influenza vaccination to all groups. Our goal is to reduce cases of serious influenza that also stresses our health system.” , in a note.
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The third phase of the vaccination campaign ends tomorrow (9), and aims to vaccinate 7,974,770 Brazilians. According to the platform that provides campaign data, more than 73 million doses have been sent to states and municipalities. The file was informed last week that it allowed the expansion of the campaign to include all age groups from the age of 6 months.
According to the Information System of the National Immunization Program (PNI), the number of people vaccinated with a single dose increased from 3,1951,312 to 33,518,387 (an increase of 1,867,075 in the past three days).
According to the National Immunization Program (PNI), São Paulo tops the vaccination rankings, followed by Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro.
The LocalizaSUS platform also discloses information on the number of doses applied to priority groups, children (under 17 years), the population of postpartum women, indigenous people, pregnant women, and elderly Brazilians who have already been vaccinated.
How is vaccination done?
The Ministry of Health recommends that those who are about to be vaccinated against COVID-19 first take the novel coronavirus immunization agent. Once this is done, it is necessary to wait at least 14 days to get the flu vaccination.
According to the official health guidelines, to get the vaccine, you just have to go to a health clinic that holds the vaccination booklet and a document with a photo. Not having a vaccination book on hand is not an obstacle to taking the vaccinations provided by the Ministry of Health, but it is necessary to register with the SUS, which can also be done during the service. Connect SUS, available for iOS and Android platforms.
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