Niteroi is moving forward with influenza (flu) vaccination in the city. The Municipal Health Department is conducting this week, between Monday (11) and Friday (15), the second phase of influenza vaccination for health workers of 60 years. Vaccines for the National Influenza Campaign are available at regional clinics in Vital Brazil, São Lourenço, Itaipu and Barreto, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with admissions until 4 p.m.
The municipality has also started applying the fourth or second dose of vaccination against Covid-19 in the elderly, according to the calendar according to age. To receive the covid vaccination, a four-month interval is required from the third dose (the first booster dose). Older adults can receive both flu and COVID-19 vaccinations on the same day. The COVID-19 vaccination is available at four polyclinics, Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm, with admissions until 4pm.
The Municipal Health Minister, Rodrigo Oliveira, warns of the importance of immunization.
“Today the municipality has a positive scenario regarding the epidemic, and vaccination is necessary to maintain this situation. If you are within the target audience, make sure you attend one of the four health units to receive the vaccine dose,” he says.
Influenza, otherwise known as the flu, is an acute febrile viral illness that is usually benign and self-limiting. It is often characterized by the sudden onset of symptoms, which are mostly systemic, including fever, chills, chills, headache, myalgia and loss of appetite, as well as respiratory symptoms with dry cough, sore throat, and runny nose. Infection usually lasts for a week and systemic symptoms persist for a few days, the main of which is fever.
Influenza viruses are easily transmitted through aerosols that infected people produce when coughing or sneezing. There are three types of influenza viruses: A, B, and C. Influenza C causes only mild respiratory infections, has no public health impact, and is not associated with an epidemic. Influenza A and B are responsible for seasonal epidemics, with influenza A virus being responsible for major epidemics.
Some people, such as the elderly, children, pregnant women, and people with comorbidities, are more likely to develop complications from the flu. Vaccination is the most important intervention in reducing the impact of influenza. According to the World Health Organization, influenza is estimated to infect 5% to 10% of adults and 20% to 30% of children, causing 3 million to 5 million serious cases and 250,000 to 500,000 deaths each year.
Vaccination sites for the fourth or second booster dose of the vaccine against
COVID-19 for the elderly – from 80 years old and against influenza:
Policlínica Sérgio Arouca – Rua Vital Brazil Filho, s/nº – Vital Brazil.
dispensary d. João da Silva Vizella – Rua Luiz Palmier, 726 – Barreto.
Itaipu Regional Clinic – Avenida Irene Lopez Sodre – Itaipu.
Carlos Antônio da Silva Regional Dispensary – Avenida Jansen de Melo, s/nº – São Lourenço.
“Writer. Analyst. Avid travel maven. Devoted twitter guru. Unapologetic pop culture expert. General zombie enthusiast.”