July 2, 2022
The Ministry of Health warns of low demand for influenza vaccine in Campina Grande |  Paraiba

The Ministry of Health warns of low demand for influenza vaccine in Campina Grande | Paraiba

Just over 11% of the current target audience for influenza vaccination attended the Campina Grande vaccination sites. The municipal health department released the numbers on Friday (22), and it warns of declining demand for elderly residents.

According to the department, the other priority group includes the city’s health professionals. However, less than 20% of these have been immunized since the start of vaccination.

In Campina Grande, the vaccine is available in the primary health care unit (UBS) and in health centres. There is also a fixed vaccination point within the merger, in addition, there is a drive-through center at O ​​Meninão Gym.

Immunization is carried out in the morning, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and in the afternoon 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m..

Healthcare professionals must provide proof of current employment and an original photo ID. Seniors need to present only official photo identification.

According to Primary Care Director, Samira Luna, there is no need to wait for a period of time between the application of the Covid-19 vaccine and the flu shot.

Samira notes that the flu vaccine protects against influenza A (H1N1), A (H3N2) and B.

Measles vaccination for children

In Campina Grande, demand for the childhood measles vaccine reached 10% on Friday. The percentage is also small, with some cases already confirmed.

“Children without distinction, from 6 months to less than 5 years, i.e. children under 4 years, 11 months and 29 days, need measles vaccination, regardless of whether they are newborns or not, so that we can protect them and thus Eliminate this disease again,” Samira emphasized.

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