In two weeks, SC vaccinates 5.22% of the target audience against flu

In two weeks, SC vaccinates 5.22% of the target audience against flu
In two weeks, SC vaccinates 5.22% of the target audience against flu
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In Santa Catarina, 5.22% of the target audience was vaccinated against the flu, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Around 131 thousand doses of the vaccine were administered, including single, first and second doses. This year, more than 3 million residents of the State are part of the priority groups. The goal is to vaccinate 2,721,352 people, 90% of the target audience.

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Joinville was, until now, the city that vaccinated the most. There were 17,583 doses applied. In second place is Criciúma, which administered 5,932 doses. The city that has vaccinated the least so far has been Nova Trento: there, only one dose was administered.

The Ministry of Health panel shows data from the National Health Data Network (RNDS) until Friday (29).

SC wants to vaccinate 2.7 million people against the flu

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Throughout Brazil, 2.6 million doses were applied, 4.34% vaccination coverage. Across the country, more than 75 million people are among the campaign’s target groups.

Early campaign in the State

The doses of the flu vaccine were distributed by the State on March 18th. To encourage access to the vaccine, municipal health units must participate in D-Day on Saturday, April 13th.

The flu vaccination campaign takes place every year to prevent serious cases, hospitalizations and deaths, especially in the most vulnerable population, such as children under 5 years old, the elderly, pregnant women, people with comorbidities/disabilities, among others. These people are in priority groups.

Dive’s manager of acute infectious diseases and immunization, Arieli Schiessl Fialho, remembers that the flu vaccine must be taken annually by the most vulnerable population because, as the months go by, protection decreases.

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— Immunity against influenza, after vaccination, lasts from 6 to 12 months, in addition, the composition of the vaccine can change from one year to the next, always with the prevention of viruses with greater circulation in mind. So, to guarantee protection, it is essential to take the dose in all campaigns — explains the manager.

The flu vaccine offered this year in the public health network is trivalent, which protects against the main influenza viruses circulating in Brazil, influenza A (H1N1), influenza A (H3N2) and influenza B virus.

What are the priority groups

  • Children aged 6 months to under 6 years (5 years, 11 months and 29 days);
  • Health workers;
  • Pregnant and postpartum women (mothers up to 45 days after giving birth);
  • Primary and higher education teachers;
  • Indigenous peoples and quilombolas;
  • Elderly people aged 60 or over;
  • Homeless people;
  • Security and Rescue Forces Professionals;
  • Armed Forces professionals;
  • People with chronic non-communicable diseases and other special clinical conditions regardless of age;
  • People with permanent disabilities;
  • Truck drivers;
  • Public road transport workers for urban and long-distance passengers;
  • Port Workers;
  • Population deprived of liberty and employees of the deprivation of liberty system, adolescents and young people aged 12 to 21 under socio-educational measures.

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