The Campina Grande Health Department will, from Thursday (7), expand the influenza vaccination campaign in the city. Now, the vaccination will cover people over the age of 60 and also health professionals.
Vaccines will be available in all UBS, health centers and polyclinics in the municipality. For health workers, a document certifying the occupation exercised in the health field is required.
Influenza vaccination will be expanded to other age groups as more doses are dispatched. Priority groups are people over 60 years of age, health professionals, children from six months to less than five years, pregnant and postpartum women, teachers, security force personnel, people with comorbidities and people deprived of liberty. , indigenous peoples and quilombolas. , among other groups.
The flu vaccine protects against both types of influenza A (H1N1 and H3N2) and one type of influenza B (Victoria). It is applied as a single dose to adults and children who have previously been vaccinated and in two doses, 30 days apart, to children receiving the vaccine for the first time. In Campina Grande, more than 40,000 elderly people and more than 20,000 workers are able to receive the immunization agent.
Measles vaccination is also done in Campina Grande. The measles vaccine is a triple viral vaccine, which is also immunized against mumps and rubella. It is offered to children from the age of six months to less than five years and to health workers. In children, two doses are applied, with an interval of at least 30 days between one dose and another. In the case of health workers, the vaccination schedule should be started or completed, if they have not received two doses before.
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