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The national flu and measles vaccination campaign begins its second phase on Tuesday (3)

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This Tuesday (2), the second stage of the National flu and measles vaccination campaign. Pernambuco’s goal is to vaccinate at least 95% of eligible groups against measles (862,895 people) and 90% against influenza (3,366,854 people).

In this new phase, which runs until June 3, they will be immune to both diseases. children from 6 months to less than 5 years old (audience of 603,525) and only against influenza in pregnancy, postpartum women, indigenous peoples, public and private school teachers, people with comorbidities or permanent disabilities.

Influenza vaccines will also be provided to truck drivers, urban and long-haul road transport operators, port workers, professionals of the security and rescue forces and the armed forces, employees of the prison system, the population. deprived of liberty and adolescents and young people under socio-educational measures (target audience of 1,854,842 people in the State).

In the first stage of the campaign, which began on April 4 and continues until this Monday (2), the healthcare workers. Already seniors over 60 receive the flu shot only.

There is still no definition from the Ministry of Health on the expansion of vaccination for new groups.

The trivalent influenza vaccine, used by the Unified Health System (USS), is produced by the Butantan Institute and will be effective against H1N1, H3N2, including the Darwin strain, and type B strains. measles will be MMR, which also protects against mumps and rubella.

Vaccination against Covid-19

As the vaccination campaigns also coincide with the vaccination against Covid-19, the only requirement, in the case of children, is that an interval of 15 days be respected, before or after, for the application of vaccines to children.

In the case of the elderly, at the time of vaccination, the recommendation is to check whether there is a delayed dose of Covid-19. If available, professionals can administer the Covid-19 vaccine on the same day as the flu vaccine.

A service:

National flu and measles vaccination campaign

Step 1 – April 4 to May 2:
– Health workers (flu + measles)
– People aged over 60 (flu)

Stage 2 – May 3 to June 3
– Children from 6 months to 5 years old (flu + measles)
– Pregnant women and postpartum women (flu)
– Indigenous peoples (flu)
– Public and private school teachers (influenza)
– People with comorbidities and people with a permanent disability (flu)
– Truck drivers and workers in urban and long-distance collective road transport (influenza) passengers
– Port workers (flu)
– Professionals of the security and rescue forces and the armed forces (influenza)
– Agents of the penitentiary system and population deprived of liberty (influenza)
– Adolescents and young people under socio-educational measures (influenza).

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