The prefecture of Aparecida warns the population about the importance of vaccination

Aparecida has 39 vaccination sites. (Photo: Wigor Vieira)

In addition to the vaccination against Covid-19 and influenza, the Municipal Health Department of Aparecida de Goiânia (SMS) constantly guides the population on the importance of keeping the vaccination card up to date with all the vaccinations offered by the Unified Health System (USS) in the country. National vaccination calendar.

“We are constantly working to warn people of the importance of having an up-to-date vaccination card, valid for all ages, from children to the elderly. And we are not only talking about vaccinations against the flu and covid-19 , but of all those proposed by the Unified Health System (SUS) in the national vaccination schedule,” says Health Secretary Alessandro Magalhães.

Alessandro Magalhães insists that vaccines save lives, prevent more than 30 diseases that can even cause death, and stresses that it is essential to increase vaccination coverage in Aparecida, as well as throughout the country: “A coverage sufficient protects entire generations for many years and can even control diseases, such as poliomyelitis, eradicated in the Americas in 1994. Brazil had a tradition of high vaccination coverage, which has declined in recent years and we must all contribute to prevent this by seeking vaccination and raising awareness”.

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Where to get vaccinated in Aparecida

The vaccination campaign against covid-19 continues in Aparecida de Goiânia and in all the posts, the other vaccines of the National Vaccination Program (PNI) are also available, including the flu, issued to anyone from 6 months . . Vaccines are available in 39 locations (In case of covid, only for people over 12 years old). Also for covid, children from 5 to 11 years old have 9 fixed vaccination posts. People over 40 can already receive the 4th dose of the vaccine against the new coronavirus, provided that the minimum interval between applications is respected.

Vaccines against covid-19 for adolescents and adults, that is, for residents over the age of 12, as well as others registered in the national calendar, are available at the vaccination center, at the Marlene Teixeira maternity hospital and to Basic Health Units (UBS’s) Andrade Reis neighborhoods; Blue Hill; Cardoso district; Delfiore; High Paradise; Girl Scouts; Ilda district; Independence; Buriti Sereno; Champs-Elysees; Candido de Queiroz; Caribbean; St. Peter’s Farm; south cruise; Mansions of Independence; Bela Vista Garden; Garden of Good Hope; Buritis Garden; Ipe Garden; Florentine garden; Olympic Garden; Garden paradise; Tiradentes Garden; Mother Germana; New Olinda; Butterfly Park; Trinity Park; South Point II; Anhambi Residential; Residential Park Garavelo; forest retreat; Riviera Garden; wind rose; Santa Lucia; Saint Andrew; Veiga Jardim and Expansul.

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The Vaccination Center is open Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Marlene Teixeira Maternity Vaccination Room is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. UBS is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

reinforcements

Anyone over the age of 12 who received the second dose of the Coronavac, AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccines against covid four months ago can now receive the booster dose (third dose) on presentation of an identity document or birth certificate, CPF or SUS card and vaccination record.

Residents over the age of 18 who have received the single dose of Janssen can receive the first booster two months apart and the second booster four months apart.

People over the age of 40, healthcare workers and immunocompromised people who received the third dose (regardless of the vaccine) four months ago can now receive the fourth dose of the vaccine, which is given upon presentation of an identity document or a birth certificate. , CPF or SUS card and vaccination card.

Vaccination of children against covid

Children from 5 to 11 years old can be vaccinated against the new coronavirus at the Vaccination Center, Marlene Teixeira Maternity Hospital and UBS in the Andrade Reis, Anhambi, Cardoso, Veiga Jardim, Retiro do Bosque neighborhoods; Olympic Garden; and Candido de Queiroz. To benefit from protection, they must be accompanied by a legal guardian and present a birth certificate or an RG, SUS or CPF card and a vaccination record. If the responsible person cannot accompany, it is sufficient to sign a term of authorization which must be presented at the time of vaccination.

The risk of the return of eradicated diseases

Vaccination coordinator Renata Cordeiro points out that “Brazil has always been a world reference in vaccination, but we have noticed since 2016 that people have stopped getting vaccinated. We therefore always warn you to keep your maps up to date so that diseases that were previously controlled by vaccines no longer affect the population, such as measles, yellow fever and whooping cough, among others. Unfortunately, cases of these diseases are emerging precisely because of low vaccination coverage.”

In this sense, Renata points out that vaccination is no longer a “children’s program, it is essential that adults and the elderly take care of themselves, have their vaccines up to date and take their children to update their vaccination records. of their children”. We have stations all over the city and the vaccination center also operates on Saturdays which are quieter days. People have focused a lot on covid and ended up forgetting about other diseases, which also have serious consequences and even death, so having the up-to-date vaccination schedule is essential for all vaccinators. The municipality has defined strategies, we have itinerant vaccinations and other actions, even in more remote areas there are always opportunities for those who want to protect themselves with vaccines”.

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