The number of people who can receive the vaccine against the influenza virus, which causes the flu, has been expanded in Palmas. Now, anyone over 6 months of age can receive protection against the disease.
The measure was announced by the Municipal Health Department (Semus) this Friday (2). Until then, the vaccine was only being administered to priority audiences, including children aged six months to under six years, pregnant women, women who have recently given birth, health workers, teachers, elderly people aged 60 or over, people with immunosuppression, indigenous peoples, among others. others.
With the doses released, anyone interested in taking the dose can go to the nearest health unit with personal documents, vaccination card and Unified Health System (SUS) card.
Semus reported that the units operate from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm. It is important to keep the dose up to date as the vaccine undergoes updates to adapt to new strains that emerge, thus avoiding an increase in hospitalizations and possible complications that could lead to patients dying.