Campaign begins Influenza Vaccination Day 24 In Manaus

The goal this year is to immunize 366 thousand people in the capital, the elderly, children, health workers, pregnant women, indigenous and those with comorbidities.
18/04/2017 15h40 - Updated 18/04/2017 15h40
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The National Campaign of Vaccination against Influenza (gripe) will start next Monday (24/04) in capital. The Ministry of Health has finished sending the doses to Manaus and health units are being supplied to the beginning of immunization. The campaign should follow until the day 26 of May, with a large national mobilization scheduled for the day 13 of May, chosen as the D-Day of vaccination.

The goal this year is to immunize 366 thousand people in the capital, the elderly, children, health workers, pregnant women, mothers (women to 45 days after delivery), indigenous and those with comorbidities (with more than one disease).

The municipal secretary of Health, Homero de Miranda Neto Lion, He explains that the campaign should reach, no minimum, 90% the target audience. "This is the goal, but we are making available 410.000 vaccine doses, for everyone to be immunized. Manaus has reached all vaccination goals, getting most of the time first in the country. It determination of Mayor Arthur Neto we can protect people from diseases with vaccines ", said.

The vaccine will be available in 182 Health units with vaccination room during the campaign period. Already on D-Day, day 13 of May, will be available 959 vaccination centers in the city, a total of 4.500 people working to achieve the goal of the campaign. second Secretary, in this year, there have been changes to the target audience and age of some groups.

Health workers will be vaccinated; indigenous (villagers and assisted by the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health); children aged 6 months under 5 years (four years, 11 months and 29 days); pregnant and postpartum women (up until 45 days postpartum); people with chronic diseases and other special medical conditions; adolescents and youth 12 a 21 years under educational measures; the prisoners and the staff of the prison system. Besides these, also became part of the priority group teachers from public and private schools.

Miranda Lion Homer points out that vaccination is important because influenza, respiratory infectious disease of viral origin, It is considered a public health problem in Brazil. "This condition can lead to serious complications and death, especially in high risk groups for complications of viral infection, how children, pregnant women, elderly and those with chronic diseases ". Still according to Homer, every year the flu may present differently, as well as the infection can affect people differently. "So vaccines are reformulated every year and campaigns are periodic", says.

The secretary said, still, that the transmission of influenza virus occurs through contact with respiratory secretions eliminated by the infected person to speak, cough or sneeze (direct broadcast) or through hands or contaminated objects (indirect transmission), when in contact with mucous (boca, eyes, nose). "The main preventive intervention for this injury is vaccination, therefore we call on the population to join the campaign, looking for a health care facility or participating in the D-Day ", strengthened.

The influenza vaccine is trivalent, comprising inactivated virus, fractionated and purified, therefore, They do not contain live virus and does not cause disease. The doses are contraindicated only for people with severe allergy to chicken eggs and those who have had an anaphylactic reaction to previous doses. However, people with chronic diseases and other special medical conditions should submit the medical report, recipe, stamp certifications of health programs, prescription or other document attesting to their medical condition to receive the immunobiological.

For people who are part of the target audience and are unable to locomotion (bedridden) Semsa to make the home vaccination, from a schedule, This should be done by the number 0800-280-8280. The period for scheduling goes 17 from April to 19 May and the application of the vaccine will be made between 15 a 26 of May.

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