Saturday (30) will be D-Day for flu vaccination across the country. In Curitiba, 26 basic health units will be open from 8 am to 5 pm to vaccinate children aged 6 months to under 5 years of age (4 years, 11 months and 29 days), a target audience defined by the Ministry of Health.
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On D-Day, children will also receive a dose of the Triple Viral Vaccine (VTV). It protects against mumps, rubella and measles, which has again seen an increase in cases in the country. VTV will be applied even to children who have their vaccination status up to date.
In the case of children who have already received at least one dose of influenza vaccine in previous years, the vaccination schedule will be with only one dose. For children who will be vaccinated for the first time, the orientation is that the second dose is applied 30 days after the first.
According to estimates by the Municipal Health Department (SMS) over 125,000 children are eligible for this Saturday’s vaccination.
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The director of the SMS epidemiology center, Alcides Oliveira, advises on the importance of parents or guardians keeping their children’s vaccination status up to date.
“We are seeing, in recent days, an increase in demand for care for children with respiratory symptoms, viruses and other bacterial infections. Some of these diseases can be prevented by vaccines, so it is very important to adhere to the campaign”, said Oliveira.
The Triple Viral Vaccine (VTV) protects against mumps, rubella and measles, which has again increased in cases in the country. In Curitiba, there is no record of the disease this year, but measles cases have grown in other states. With the movement of people to other cities, the disease can arrive and spread if there is not a large vaccination movement.
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“Measles is an extremely contagious disease that can cause complications and even death, especially in children. This disease can be prevented by the vaccine”, explained Oliveira.
Summoned people who cannot attend on D-Day will be able to pick up the vaccination points throughout the week. The recap also goes for the elderly who have still been immunized against the flu.
The 2022 campaign
SMS started this year’s flu campaign on March 30 and has already immunized more than 93,000 people in the city. The priority audience is defined by the ministry according to vulnerability and the possibility of complications in case of contracting the flu.
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The national campaign was divided into two stages. In Curitiba, the elderly have already been summoned and the vaccination of health professionals is also underway. This Saturday, the campaign will be extended to children. The convening of the other priority groups depends on the arrival of a new shipment of vaccines.
What remains to be summoned are: pregnant and postpartum women; Indian people; teachers; people with comorbidities; people with permanent disabilities; truck drivers; transport workers; port workers; security forces; armed forces; employees of the deprivation of liberty system, the population deprived of liberty and adolescents and young people in socio-educational measures.
Document and mask
For vaccination, just go to one of the service locations, take a document with a photo and CPF of the parent or guardian and an identification document of the child.
SMS recalls that in Curitiba, the use of masks in health services remains mandatory. Therefore, for vaccination, the use of a mask is mandatory.
In addition to vaccination for the most vulnerable public, non-pharmacological care to prevent the proliferation of respiratory viruses, not just the flu, need to be maintained, such as frequent hand hygiene, airing the environments, avoiding agglomerations and closed places.
If you have flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, general malaise, sore throat, headache, body ache, chills) the recommendation is to stay in isolation. If you need to travel to seek health care, the orientation is to wear a face protection mask.
For SUS users with mild respiratory symptoms, initial care can be done by telephone at 3350-9000, from Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm.
In addition, when sneezing, it is important to maintain the “etiquette”, to avoid contagion to other people. “When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth with the inside of your arm”, explains Oliveira. “Avoid putting your hand in front of your mouth and touching other surfaces, contaminating them.”
Who can get the flu shot this Saturday
– Children from six months to under 5 years old (4 years, 11 months and 29 days)
Vaccination sites for D-Day
From 8 am to 5 pm
US Parigot de Souza- Rua João Eloy de Souza, 111 – Sítio Cercado
US Coqueiros – Rua Coronel Victor Agner Kendrick, 80 – Sitio Cercado
US Shellmound – Rua Roberto Dala Barba, 44 – Sítio Cercado
US Salgado Filho – Avenida Senador Salgado Filho, 5265 – Uberaba
US Trindade 2 – Rua Sebastião Marcos Luiz, 1197- Cajuru
US Solitude – Avenida Senador Salgado Filho, 5265 – Uberaba
US Vila Guaira – Rua São Paulo, 1495 – Vila Guaira
US Santa Quitéria 2 – Rua Bocaíuva, 310 – Santa Quitéria
US Parolin – Rua Sergipe, 59 – Vila Guaíra
US Campina do Siqueira – Rua General Mário Tourinho, 1684 – Campina do Siqueira
US Pinheiros – Rua Joanna Emma Dalpozzo Zardo, 370 – Santa Felicidade
US Visitation – Rua Bley Zorning, 3136 – Boqueirão
US Mennonites – Rua Domício da Costa, 52 – Xaxim
US Sister Tereza Araújo – Rua Maestro Carlos Frank, 785 – Boqueirão
US Vila Feliz – Rua Pedro Gusso, 866 – Novo Mundo
US Sagrado Coração – Rua Antônio Claudino, 375 – Pinheirinho
US Barreirinha – Rua Santa Gema Galgani, 353 – Barreirinha
US Bairro Alto – Rua Jornalista Alceu Chichorro, 314 – Bairro Alto
US Bacacheri – Avenida Erasto Gaertner, 797 – Bacacheri
US Athens – Emília Erichsen, 45 – Industrial City
US Cândido Portinari – Rua Durval Leopoldo Landal, 1529 – Industrial City
US Oswaldo Cruz – Rua Pedro Gusso, 3749 – Cidade Industrial
US Monteiro Lobato – Rua Olívio José Rosetti, 538 – Tatuquara
US Dom Bosco – Rua Ângelo Tosin, 100 – Campo do Santana
US Houses of the Order – Rua Jovenilson Americo de Oliveira, 240 – Tatuquara
US Mãe Curitibana – Avenida Jaime Reis, 331 – Alto do São Francisco
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