"Scan" vaccine against measles in priority neighborhoods continues over the weekend

In addition to the teams on the streets, Semsa to have in operation, from 8am to 12pm, nas UBSs.
20/07/2018 18h30 - Updated 20/07/2018 18h30
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The "sweeps" vaccine, action of the second stage of the Intensification Plan Measles, the Manaus City Hall began performing on Monday, 16/7, continue on weekends, with different schedules. In this Saturday, 21 and Sunday, 22, the teams will travel the streets in Manoa sets and Renato Souza Pinto, New City, North Zone, and Jorge Teixeira, East zone, between 8am and 13h.

"During the week we do this work between 15h and 20h because they are more likely to find people at home, having already returned from work. We know that for these families is more difficult to go to health facilities, why we are going to them to vaccinate ", recalls the municipal secretary of Health, Marcelo Magaldi.

In addition to the teams on the streets, Semsa to have in operation, from 8am to 12pm, the Basic Health Units (BHU) of extended hours, Running on routine, and provide vaccination rooms.

The goal of the scans is to assess the vaccination status of the residents of the three neighborhoods priority for registering the highest incidence of notifications and / or confirmation of measles cases in the city: Jorge Teixeira, and New Town and New Aleixo northern area.

The goal is that, until the end of August, the teams have made the assessment of vaccination status 204.139 people, in 110.198 imóveis, and updating the MMR.

The target audience is children from six months to adults up 49 years. the Department of Information data, Control, Assessment and Regulation (Dicar) the Semsa estimate that the population in this age group is of 724.028 people and, approximately, 40% It has not been immunized against measles.

In addition to the "sweeps", the Semsa is conducting intensified actions of the vaccine in urban areas and rural, systematically and following the priority criteria most affected areas, with the highest number of cases.

The Plan of Intensified Measles in Manaus had the technical and financial collaboration of the Ministry of Health, the Pan American Health Organization (Guide), Ministry of Health (Sesame) Monitoring and Foundation Health (FVS-AM).

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