Yesterday, Tuesday, August 17th, the Rio das Ostras Department of Health ended the influenza (influenza) vaccination for the general public. Job demand exceeded expectations, and the municipality applied all available doses, sent by the state government. With no further vaccinations expected, immunization now goes exclusively to bedridden residents.
As predicted in the influenza vaccination campaign, the target audience was the first to be vaccinated, starting in May of this year. The influenza vaccine was first targeted at older adults, health professionals, pregnant women, postpartum women, children aged 6 months to 6 years, and teachers from public and private schools.
Subsequently, other priority groups were vaccinated, including persons with comorbidities, those with permanent disabilities, transport workers, and members of the security and rescue forces.
As is the case every year, after the completion of the vaccination of priority groups in the anti-influenza campaign, vaccinations are given to the general public.
General – To serve the public, the Rio das Ostras Ministry of Health has organized a schedule divided by age group, avoiding overcrowding of health centers.
Until yesterday, health facilities were applying the latest doses available to residents aged 17 to 32. The health department had predicted that the vaccine would be offered for this age group until the age of twenty-six, but due to the high demand in health centers, the doses ended early.
Bedrooms – There will be no influenza vaccinations in health units, but this week health teams continue to adhere to the immunization schedule for bedridden residents.
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