Immunization against this virus can prevent hospitalizations and overload the health system, which is crowded due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus
The vaccination campaign against influenza will start next Monday, 12th, in the city of Sao Paulo. Immunization against this virus can reduce the complications and mortality resulting from the infection, facilitate the differential diagnosis between the diseases caused by influenza and the Covid-19 and avoid hospitalizations and overload of the health system. In this campaign, children will be prioritized, since vaccination against Covid-19 is concentrated in the elderly population. “We made this inversion so that we do not cross the public and also the locals”, explained the municipal secretary of Health, Edson Appeared.
People vaccinated against coronavirus should give an interval of 14 days between the first or the second dose and the influenza vaccine. Those who have Covid-19 or who have contracted the coronavirus less than 28 days should also postpone receiving the influenza vaccine. The influenza vaccination campaign will be applied exclusively in schools and educational establishments, such as EMEIS, state schools and CEIS. During the bell, the vaccination book will also be updated with the offer of other vaccines in the national vaccination calendar. Vaccines will be offered for polio, measles, pentavalent (tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis b, whooping cough and meningitis), yellow fever and rotavirus.
Check the calendar:
04/12 to 05/10 – Children from 6 to under 6 years old (5 years, 11 months and 29 days), pregnant women, puerperal women, indigenous peoples and health workers;
05/11 to 06/08 – Seniors aged 60 and over and professionals from public and private schools;
06/09 to 07/09 – People with chronic noncommunicable diseases and other special clinical conditions, people with permanent disabilities, Security and Rescue Forces, Armed Forces, truck drivers, collective road transport workers for long-distance urban passengers, port workers, prison system employees, adolescents and young people from 12 to 21 years of age under socio-educational measures and a population deprived of their liberty;