In Gurupi, the National Influenza Vaccination Campaign continues until June 24 – Conection Tocantins

The Gurupi Health Department will continue with the vaccination against influenza / influenza and measles until 24 June. In line with the expansion of the Ministry of Health – MS and the State Department of Health – SES.

The initiative to extend the validity period for the National Campaign in the municipality refers to the low vaccination coverage. The low demand for influenza protection is a worrying fact throughout Brazil, and in Gurupi it is no different.

“The extension of the campaign’s validity is another opportunity for citizens to update their vaccination cards, go to the Health Unit and be vaccinated, to avoid the most serious forms of influenza syndromes, such as H3N2,” stressed Sinvaldo Moraes, municipal secretary of Gurupi Health.

It is important to note that this period of the year is prone to flu symptoms similar to those of the new coronavirus, so one of the main purposes of this campaign, in addition to playing its role as an essential service to immunizing the population, is to reduce the burden on healthcare so that they can respond more effectively to patients affected by Covid-19.

vaccine update

It is important to reinforce that even people who took the dose last year need to be vaccinated again this year. The immunizer has been updated for flu strains with the ability to circulate more intensively this year, including H3N2 Darwin, which caused outbreaks between December 2021 and January 2022 in some places.

priority group

– Children from 6 months to under 5 years (4 years, 11 months and 29 days), seniors 60+, health professionals;

– Pregnant women and mothers, indigenous peoples, teachers, people with comorbidities and people with permanent disabilities;

– Security and rescue forces and armed forces, lorry drivers and workers in urban and long-distance public transport. staff in the prison system, young people and young people from 12 to 21 years of age under social pedagogical measures and deprived of liberty population.

Vaccine against measles

The campaign against measles is aimed at children aged from six months to four years, 11 months and 29 days (all must be vaccinated during the campaign) and health professionals (they must update their vaccination status, ie they must be vaccinated with two doses of the MMR vaccine) .

Where to vaccinate:

UBS Parque das Acacias – 7.00 to 16.00

UBS Rosendo – 7am ​​to 4pm

UBS Sun Rising – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

UBS João Manoel – 7 a.m. to noon

UBS Buriti – 7am ​​to 4pm

UBS Nova Fronteira – 7am ​​to 12pm

UBS São José – 07:00 to 12:00

UBS Bela Vista – 7am ​​to 4pm

UBS Waldir Lins – 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

UBS Casego – 1pm to 4pm

UBS Pedroso – 7am ​​to 4pm

UBS Seville – 7am ​​to 4pm

UBS Vila Iris – 7am ​​to 4pm

UBS Campo Belo – 7am ​​to 4pm

UBS Vila Nova – 7.00 to 16.00

use of masks

Due to the period of further increase in positive cases of Covid-19, the influenza vaccination campaign is following in basic health units – UBSs in Gurupi Ministry of Health recommendations, such as use of masks and social distance as measures aimed at reducing the risk of transmission.

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