The Maringa Department of Health is promoting the importance of influenza vaccination due to the increase in cases of the disease. There are sufficient doses to meet the demand in basic health units.
This year, influenza vaccination coverage in Paraná was below the target set by the Ministry of Health.
The ratio was earlier this month at 70%. Because of the lack of coverage and the arrival of the H3N2 virus, the number of influenza cases has increased in the state.
The Ministry of Health in Paraná reassures the population: there is no outbreak of influenza. But she is calling for people to get vaccinated.
The influenza vaccination campaign began in April. And the vaccine, which was initially intended only for priority groups, was made available to the general public.
Maringa’s health minister, Marcelo Pozzi, says health units have enough stock to meet demand. [ouça o áudio acima]
The influenza vaccine should be re-applied every year. Whoever is vaccinated in the fall is still protected. [ouça o áudio acima]
The available vaccine is not effective against H3N2. The new variant antigen must be incorporated into the immune system next year. But like other types of influenza A, the treatment is Tamiflu.
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