With less than a month to go until the flu and measles vaccination campaigns end, the Lucas do Rio Verde health department warns that demand for doses is low from priority groups. According to a survey by Health Surveillance, only the elderly and health workers have reached half of the flu target and the rest are still far behind.
If you are among the priority groups, find the PSF closest to you to get vaccinated. It is necessary to present an official document with photo and vaccination record. For workers, it is also necessary to present proof of work. The doses will be available until 06/03 or while supplies last.
For vaccination, the PSF vaccination rooms are open Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. In Tessele, the unit also works on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
“It is important that the population belonging to the priority groups indicated by the Ministry of Health asks the PSF to be vaccinated. Vaccines are safe and effective, and vaccination is the best form of prevention, and can prevent diseases that have already been eradicated, such as measles, from circulating again. And in the case of influenza, vaccination can prevent complications and even deaths,” emphasizes Health Surveillance Supervisor Claudia Engelmann.
For next week, the Municipal Health Department is organizing care at an alternative time in the PSF in order to facilitate access to vaccines for priority groups. Information on days and times will be communicated soon.
Since the campaigns began on April 11, just over 5,300 flu and measles doses have been administered in Lucas do Rio Verde.
Elderly: target 3,343 / reached 51% = 1,734 doses applied
Health workers: target 1,205 / achieved 51% = 590 doses applied
Children 6 months to 4 years old: objective 5,640 / reached 21% = 1,202 doses applied
Pregnant women: target 1,058 / achieved 14.7% = 156 doses applied
Postpartum women: target 174 / reached 41% = 73 doses applied
Teachers: objective 889 / achieved 39% = 350 doses applied
Children 6 months to 4 years old: objective 5,640 / reached 21% = 1,200 doses applied
Measles vaccination is available for children aged six months to four years (under five years old) and vaccination updates for health workers.
The flu can be vaccinated:
• People aged over 60
• Health care workers
• Children from 6 months to less than 5 years old
• Pregnant and postpartum women
• Education workers
• Persons with a permanent disability
• Public transport workers
• Security and rescue forces
• Employees of the custodial system
• People with comorbidities (diseases: respiratory chronicles, cardiac chronicles, renal chronicles, hepatic chronicles, neurological chronicles, diabetics, immunocompromised, transplant recipients, people with trisomies)