Curitiba invites all ages to get vaccinated against the flu

Curitiba will complete the call for all age groups to receive the flu vaccine next week. From Monday (6/6), 30- to 39-year-olds can search for Health Units. From Wednesday (8/6) onwards, the flu vaccine will also be available to people between the ages of 20 and 29.

Photo: Daniel Castellano / SMCS

In addition to these two groups, the Department of Municipal Health (SMS) can also apply to Health Units (SMS) from other age groups who have already been called and have not yet been vaccinated: the aim is to increase influenza vaccination coverage. during this time of year when the virus circulates with greater intensity.

“We are approaching winter, when flu is more prevalent, and the vaccine is the most powerful tool for preventing serious illness. It is necessary for people to put their health first and to immunize themselves, to hospitalize them and to protect them from the risk of death, ”said Beatriz Battistella, Secretary of Municipal Health.

The flu vaccine is given in 107 health units from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Addresses can be found on the Imuniza Já Curitiba website.

Photo ID and CPF must be submitted. SMS recommends that people, if possible, look for a registered Health Unit. It is recommended to wear a mask inside the health units.

The Curitiba vaccine is part of the Ministry of Health’s National Influenza and Measles Vaccination Campaign.

continuous summary

SMS emphasizes that it encourages the ongoing review of already called groups, who should seek a medical unit as soon as possible to receive their dose and protect against the flu.

Already invited audiences include:
– Generally the population aged 5 to 19 or over 40;
– Priority groups: truckers; people with permanent disabilities; teachers and teaching staff; chronically ill; health workers; pregnant and postpartum women (mothers who had children within 45 days); public transport drivers and collectors; security and rescue personnel and the armed forces (federal, military, civilian and highway police; military and civilian firefighters and municipal police).

– Priority groups that can be vaccinated at the same time:
– Children 6 months and 5 years of age (4 years, 11 months and 29 days): in addition to the flu vaccine, they receive the VTV vaccine, which protects against measles, rubella and mumps;
– People over the age of 60: in addition to the flu vaccine, they can also receive the 4th dose (2 booster) of the covid-19 vaccine;

Campaign extension

Initially scheduled to end this Friday (3/6), the Ministry of Health has extended the National Campaign Against Influenza and Measles until June 24th. Thus, influenza vaccine and VTV (for children) are still offered in Health Units.

With this extension, from Monday (6/6), health professionals who have not yet been vaccinated will have to look for the immunizer in a Health Unit, no longer at the Coren-PR headquarters, presenting documents proving professional performance.

Curitiba launched the National Vaccination Campaign at the end of April and, following the end of the call for priority groups identified for the campaign, launched the call for the general population.

Vaccination coverage

As of this Friday (3/6), Curitiba had applied 558,500 doses of the flu vaccine, both to people in the campaign’s priority groups and to the general population. Among the priority groups, 55% of those over the age of 60 were vaccinated, and 24.4% of children under the age of 6 and 5 were vaccinated.

The SMS reminds that these groups are given priority because they are immunobiologically vulnerable populations to develop serious cases of the disease, such as hospitalizations and deaths, and it is essential to be vaccinated to ensure protection during the circulating virus. with more intensity: winter months.

extra attention

In addition to insertion, it is essential for everyone to continue with health care, such as ventilating the environment and disinfecting their hands with water and soap or gel alcohol. If you cough and sneeze, protect your face with your elbow support and not your hands.

It is recommended to wear a mask indoors or in crowded open environments.

Influenza vaccination schedule

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • From 6/6 onwards (Monday): Vaccine People between 30 and 39 years old and summaries *;
  • From 8/6 onwards (Wednesday): vaccine People between the ages of 20 and 29 and summaries;

* summaries: People in priority groups and the general population who have not yet been vaccinated should apply for the vaccine: 5 to 19-year-olds and those over 40; truckers; people with permanent disabilities; Over the age of 60; Unmarried children 6 months and 5 years of age (4 years, 11 months and 29 days); teachers and teaching staff; chronically ill; health workers; pregnant and postpartum women (mothers who had children within 45 days); public transport drivers and collectors; security and rescue personnel and the armed forces (federal, military, civilian and highway police; military and civilian firefighters and municipal police).

Vaccination sites

The flu vaccine is available at 107 Health Units from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check the nearest location on the Imuniza Já Curitiba website.

Heads up

  • People with respiratory illnesses, including covid-19, should wait until they have fully recovered to get the flu vaccine;
  • Children between the ages of 5 and 11 will have to wait 15 days between the dose of the covid vaccine and the flu vaccine;
  • People over the age of 12 can receive a dose of the flu and covida vaccine at the same time (as long as the dose interval between the COVID-19 vaccine is over). If the person has been infected with coronavirus, they should wait four weeks for symptoms to appear to receive immunization against covid-19;
  • Children from 6 months to 11 years old can go to any unit except the Ouvidor Pardinho Health Unit;
  • People aged 18 and over can search for any unit except the Mãe Curitiba Health Unit;
  • People between the ages of 12 and 17 can browse any of the 107 units;
  • From 6/6 onwards, health professionals will also need to look for a flu vaccine in the Health Units. Please check the required documents here.

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