While confirmed cases of coronavirus are rising again in different parts of the country, prompting experts and authorities to even talk about a 4th wave of the pandemic, Macaé municipality announced a municipal vaccination campaign for the application of the 4th dose, or 2nd dose reinforcement .
Vaccination will be aimed at people aged 50 years and over, and also at all health workers who have completed 4 months of application of the 3rd dose, and will be available until Friday the 10th from kl. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To receive the 4th dose, the population aged 50 and over must present a photo identification, CPF or Unified Health System Card (SUS) and proof of vaccination of the 3rd dose.
In addition to these documents, health workers must present a copy of the class card, work card, payroll, or service contract with a statement of the employer’s active employment relationship with the CPF or CNPJ.
The prefecture also strengthens that vaccination against coronavirus in the city also continues with the use of 1. and 2nd dose for persons aged 5 years and using 3rd dose for all people from 12 years who have already completed 4 months by the application of 2nd dose.
According to information released by the consortium of communications companies counting confirmed cases and deaths due to coronavirus, with data from state health authorities, by this Monday, 6, nearly 29,000 new cases had landed within the last 24 hours. previous years, increasing the 7-day moving average of cases to 92%.
According to Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) and other experts interviewed by the UOL portal this week, the increase in cases is worrying, representing a risk of a 4th wave, but in their opinion the chance of serious deaths and deaths should be lower than in other waves, due to the high vaccination rate in several places in the country.
To strengthen the importance of immunization, Macaé Municipality offers, in addition to vaccines against coronavirus, also vaccines against influenza and testing of suspected cases of coronavirus for people with influenza syndrome treated at 6 reference units in the municipality.
This Monday, the 6th, the Minister of Health, Alexandre Cruz (CITIZENSHIP), met with the Assistant Secretaries of Primary Care, Luiz Carlos Braga, and of the High of Medium Complexity, Mayara Rezende, to evaluate the new epidemiological data recorded in Macaé last week. .
According to the prefecture, the data prove the need for the population to follow the recommendation on the use of masks in closed environments, decreed on 23 March, remembering that the continuous use of masks in open and closed spaces, and especially for the elderly, pregnant, immunosuppressed and people with comorbidities in all environments.
“During this period of the year, when respiratory diseases are common due to conditions caused by low temperatures, the use of masks is important to reduce the circulation of these viruses. We closely monitor the incidence of Covid-19 (Coronavirus disease). 2019) and influenza cases, and the most important alarm for the population is to complete the vaccination plan (two doses of the vaccines from CoronaVac, AstraZeneca or Pfizer, or single dose of Janssen vaccine) as soon as possible, ”warned Alexandre Cruz.
The municipality recalls that the reference units for the care of patients with influenza syndrome in Macaé are the emergency departments (UPAs) in Barra and Lagomar, the emergency room (PSs) in Parque Aeroporto and Imbetiba, the public hospital municipality in Serra (HPMS) and the mixed health unit and Sana.
According to the Health Department’s special health monitoring coordination team, these devices perform an average of 200 tests, whether they are PCR and antigen, to diagnose coronavirus.
Also, according to City Hall, since the beginning of the pandemic, which had the first case confirmed in Macaé on March 27, 2020, the city has already registered 38,809 positive cases of the virus and 823 deaths caused by coronavirus.
“We are not registering a high scenario in the number of positive Covid-19 patients developing into serious cases. We have not registered deaths due to coronavirus since March. But we are still in the attention stage, evaluating all the indicators and preparing to define new measures that guarantee protection and total assistance to our people, ”said Luiz Carlos Braga.