June 27, 2022

Rondonópolis records influenza outbreaks in children and health advises to vaccinate them against H1N1

Influenza virus (H1N1) – reproduction

The municipal health department advises that children from 0 to 9 years old are vaccinated against influenza in the city. The city warns that Rondonópolis is recording an outbreak, with a high number of flu cases among children in this age group. The H1N1 vaccine is available at all health centers and to get the vaccination go to the nearest clinic from home.

The head of the municipal public health department, Paulo Badem, explains that there are 35 health centers in the city where the vaccine is available, and immunization of children aged between zero and nine years is necessary to prevent further spread of the virus, given the high rate of spread of the virus. A number of cases have been recorded in the city.

In addition to vaccination against H1N1, Health promotes the need for adolescents up to 14 years of age to be immunized against HPV. The vaccine is also available at 35 health centers. We need teens to get the HPV vaccine. The population needs to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. We have to close all possible doors to the circulation of viruses in the city, and for this, the population needs to be vaccinated,” emphasizes Badim.

Parents should also be careful when updating their children’s vaccination card and look for a health center to vaccinate them. Diseases such as measles, rubella, hepatitis and polio, among others, can cause serious damage to health and in some cases may even lead to death, and vaccines are all available in the public network. It is up to the residents to do their part in updating the immunization calendar.