On Monday (2) the second phase of the influenza vaccination campaign begins in Fortaleza. The vaccination device will be intended for the priority audience in all health centers of the capital, from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm. On weekends and holidays, vaccinations will be available at Paolo Marcello and Messigana stations from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Priority in this second phase will be given to pregnant women, maternity women, teachers, people with comorbidities, people with permanent disabilities, truck drivers, public transport workers, road, urban and long-distance workers, port workers, security and rescue forces, and armed forces. Powers, deprivation of liberty, population deprived of liberty, adolescents and youth in social and educational measures.
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Children, the elderly and health professionals were included in the first phase of the vaccination campaign, but people from this population who did not receive the vaccine will be able to receive the vaccination during the second phase. The campaign will start on Monday and run until June 3.
Demand for influenza vaccine remains low in Fortaleza. Only 66,890 doses were applied in the first phase, which is 10% of the expected target.
The immune system protects against the viruses that cause influenza A (H1N1, H3N2) and B. The vaccine has been updated and changed to include the H3N2 strain, which spread in the country in 2021. Influenza is an acute viral infection that causes flu-like symptoms as well as the Covid-19 virus.
According to SMS immunization coordinator Vanessa Soldatelli, “Whoever took the flu vaccine in 2021 should take it again this year, after all, we have a change in strains, achieving protection against the H3N2 influenza virus. With a large number of people vaccinated In a short period of time, we will be able to cut the chain of transmission of influenza, avoiding, in addition to disease, hospitalization and mortality.”
Immunodeficiency vaccine can also be given with other vaccines, including the Covid-19 vaccine, except for children aged 5 to 11 years who receive the pediatric vaccine. In these cases, according to the Ministry of Health, priority should be given to the vaccine against Covid-19 and to wait 15 days for the application of immunity against influenza in the specified age group.
Influenza vaccination documents
In order to receive the influenza vaccine, it is necessary to present an official document with a photo. In addition, people who are considered a priority at this stage of the campaign must submit documents proving their status. See below what is required for each category:
- Truck drivers, public transport workers, road, city and long-distance workers, port workers, security and rescue forces, armed forces and employees of the deprivation of liberty regime must submit a document evidencing their active participation in the area.
- Persons with comorbidities may provide, in addition to their identification document, any evidence that they belong to the group (tests, prescriptions, medical report, prescription, etc.). In addition, the records inside the health units, if any, can be used.
- Persons with permanent disabilities must provide only basic identification documents, as the disability is self-declared.
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