São José issues the flu vaccine for everyone over 6 months of age.

Rodrigo Luiz Ribeiro

Health Secretary

City Hall in São José dos Campos will launch the flu vaccine for all people over the age of six months from this Wednesday (22). Currently, influenza vaccines are administered to some priority groups (see below), but the campaign has been less restrictive.

In São José dos Campos, the total coverage against influenza is 38.7%. For example, coverage in the elderly population is 53%, health workers 49.4%, children from 6 months to 4 years 11 months and 29 days 34.2%, teachers 31.7%, postpartum women 31%, pregnant women 23.5% and other groups. .

This number is low in the country with low vaccination restrictions and is alarming, as the recommended coverage rate for any immunization campaign is 95%.

According to the Sao Paulo government’s CVE (Center for Epidemiological Surveillance), the main purpose of vaccination against influenza among people belonging to the target groups of the immunization program is to reduce the burden of the disease, hospitalization, and mortality. to stop. And consultation. Outpatient and emergency services.

City Hall, as well as the state government, emphasizes that priority groups still need immunizations.

Priority groups

Currently, immunizations are available for seniors over 60, health workers, children over 6 months and under 5, pregnant and postpartum women. Working in the collective road transport of locals, Coimbatore, teachers, persons with disabilities and persons with disabilities, security and rescue forces professionals, armed forces, prison system employees, truck drivers, urban and long distance commuters. Workers, ports. Workers, freedom of the private population and adolescents and young people under social and educational initiatives.

Health workers

All health workers in public and private services, at different levels of complexity, can get the vaccine. They are: people who work in vacancies and in aid and health care institutions, whether they are hospitals, clinics, clinics, laboratories and other places. Thus, it includes both health professionals – such as doctors, nurses, nutritionists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, biologists, biomedical professionals, pharmacists, dentists, speech therapists, psychologists, social workers, Physical education professionals, veterinarians and their related technical assistants. And support staff, such as receptionists, security guards, cleaning staff, cooks and assistants, ambulance drivers and others, ie those who work in health services but do not provide direct health care services to people. have been. Also included are professionals who work in home care, such as elder caregivers and midwives. The vaccine will also be offered to healthcare students who are providing support to health services.

Vaccination posts

During the week, vaccinations are given at UBS Resolve (Basic Health Units) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., vouchers are distributed until 8 a.m., and 1 p.m. until they run out. Or according to the operational capacity and physical structure of each. At Etihad Tableau College, 8am to 9pm At Cefe (Educator Training Center), from 6pm to 9pm, and at Cipax Laboratory Units in Vale Sul Shopping and Praça Afonso Pena, from 9am to 4pm.

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