The City Council is promoting D-Day to expand the coverage of Manaus flu and measles vaccines

The City Council is promoting D-Day to expand the coverage of Manaus flu and measles vaccines


Manaus City Council is promoting immunization this Saturday, 14/5, for nine hours in a row on “D-Day of the Influenza and Measles Vaccination Campaign,” with 508 points from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in all geographic areas. city. The aim of the Department of Municipal Health (Semsa) is to strengthen the protection of 455,143 people against influenza (influenza) and 216,407 measles.

According to Municipal Health Secretary Djalma Coelho, seven priority groups can be immunized against influenza with a tribal vaccine against three types of virus (effective against H1N1, H3N2 and B / Victoria strain). Children under the age of six months and 5 are the target audience; health workers; People 60 years of age or older; pregnant women; newborn women; teachers; and the natives of the village.

Children 6 months to 5 years of age and health workers receive the measles vaccine, which is still available against MMR, which protects against mumps and rubella.

“Semsa started vaccinating in Manaus on April 4, the first phase for health workers and the elderly. We have already advanced with the introduction of new teams, but demand is still low. We need to expand the coverage of vaccines against diseases in the city, and we are making every effort to facilitate access for the population, ”he said.

Djalma explained that the goal set by the Ministry of Health is to reach 90% of the target audience with the flu vaccine. Semsa estimates that 185,241 people are serving the elderly; 159,789 children; 56,618 health workers; 27,974 pregnant; 4,599 postpartum women; 20,339 teachers; and 583 indigenous.

“Citizens have been involved in the campaign since this Saturday, but they are being vaccinated through Dseis (Special Health Districts). The immunization strategy is also different for the rural population, where the health teams have already increased their immunization according to the appropriate logistics for these places, ”said the head of Semsa.

In terms of measles, the target is 159,789 children and 56,618 immune health workers. Manaus is in a precarious situation due to the disease, as 90% of the new confirmed cases in Brazil are in the northern region, Djalma said.

“We are working to immunize 95% of the population with MMR, according to the Ministry of Health. Our biggest concern is children under the age of 2 who are more likely to develop more aggressive forms of the disease, even if the disease is transmitted to people of any age. .

Assistance

On D-Day, this Saturday, 14/5, Semsa will have 508 vaccination points in operation, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in health facilities and alternative places such as shopping malls, bakeries, churches, supermarkets, drug stores, markets, in bars. , associations, fairs and cafes. The vaccinators will also work in mobile positions to serve the elderly in bed and low-flow residents.

The list of all addresses can be found on the Semsa website (semsa.manaus.am.gov.br) or directly at bit.ly/LocaisDiaD, in addition to the secretary’s social network (@semsamanaus on Instagram, and Semsa Manaus). Facebook).

“D-Day is dedicated to the decentralization of health services, one of the principles of the SUS, and will be a great opportunity to protect everyone from the flu and measles. to come and pick us up, ”said Djalma.

Users must present their photo ID and vaccination card in order to receive the vaccine. Healthcare workers and teachers must bring a document proving their employment relationship, and pregnant and postpartum women with a prenatal card.

The target audience

Djalma also said that as Manaus receives new doses from the Ministry of Health, the flu vaccine will be extended to people with permanent disabilities; Security and Rescue Forces; Armed forces; truckers; urban and long-distance public passenger transport staff (driver and driver in active practice); port staff; prison system staff; Adolescents and young people aged 12 to 21 under socio-educational measures; the deprived population of freedom; and people with chronic non-communicable diseases and other special clinical conditions).

Text – Victor Cruz / Semsa

Photo – Camila Batista / Semsa

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