The influenza vaccine is now available at all Family Health Centers (CSF) in the municipality for groups that make up the second phase of the immunization plan. The second phase, which runs until July 3, includes several priority audiences, such as pregnant women, postpartum women, teachers, and people with comorbidities and permanent disabilities.
In addition to these, they can also search for an immunization agent: truck drivers; urban and long-distance public transport workers; port workers; security and rescue forces; Armed forces; workers in the system of deprivation of liberty; Population deprived of liberty, adolescents and young adults in accordance with socio-educational measures.
Those included in the first phase, who have not yet been vaccinated, can also order CSF, explained Sobral’s health monitoring coordinator, Letícia Reichel. “Children, the elderly and health professionals, who were in the first stage and have not yet been vaccinated, will be able to receive their vaccine during the second stage, which lasts until June 3, “ Hinge.
The immunization agent being applied has been changed to be effective against the H3N2 strain, which began spreading in 2021, so even if a person took a flu shot last year, they should take it again this year. The influenza vaccine can be applied with other immunizing agents, such as the Covid-19 vaccine, without the need for an interval between them, except for cases specified by the Ministry of Health.
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