RS presents flu vaccine group

The Department of Health (SES), including the City Health Board (COSEMS), said this Thursday (12) the expansion of the group eligible for immunization. prevent influenza. From this Friday (13), children 5 to 9 years of age and adults 55 years of age and older can also find out more about immunizations.

According to the government, the expansion of the group represents openness to another 1.4 million people (695 thousand children aged 5 to 9 years and 735 thousand children between 55 and 59 years).

Rio Grande do Sul has recorded 272 hospitalizations this year, including 41 deaths from influenza. According to the state secretary, Arita Bergmann, “these two new teams focus on the highest hospitals for those who are not qualified for competition and need protection”.

The first phase of this year’s competition opened on April 4 for people aged 60 and over and medical staff. Children under 6 months of age to under 5 years of age began on April 25th. On May 2, other important groups, such as pregnant women, pregnant women, people with infectious diseases, people with disabilities, etc., were released on bail. shots. In all, more than 4.9 million people were part of the elite group previously listed.

Key categories: dose (percentage of coverage)
Adults: 1,020,396 (48%)
Children: 145,374 (23%)
Health worker: 170,084 (47%)
Pregnant women: 11,353 (12%)
Total Cost: 62,670
Teachers: 29,330 (21%)
Total dose: 1,468,146

trivalent influenza vaccine

The trivalent influenza vaccine used by the Unified Health System (SUS) was developed by the Butantan Institute. The procedure is constantly updated so that the doses are effective to prevent new infections. The vaccine will be effective against H1N1, H3N2 and B viruses. The national flu vaccine runs through June 3rd.

Porto Alegre started vaccinating the new team this Friday

Following a statement from the State Health Secretary, the City Hall of Porto Alegre announced that it will use the flu vaccine in the new team from this Friday. For this, 124 injection points will be given.


The service groups will be as follows from Friday: children from 6 months to 9 years old, adults from 55 years old, health workers, pregnant women boys, pregnant women, people with disabilities, port and transport workers, people without independence, education professionals, people with different backgrounds, indigenous peoples even and members of the Armed Forces and security and rescue troops.

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