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Curitiba vaccinates new groups against influenza: the police, teachers, drivers and car collectors are in a relationship

Curitiba vaccinates new groups against influenza: the police, teachers, drivers and car collectors are in a relationship

From Monday (5/16), the influenza vaccination campaign will be expanded to include the new priority audience: those working in the security, rescue and armed forces. This group includes: Federal, Military, Civil and Highway Police; Military and civilian firefighters and municipal guards.

The service will be for the public from Monday to Friday, in 97 health units, from 8 am to 5 pm. Titles can be viewed on Imuniza Já’s website, as of Monday.

To get vaccinated, simply go to one of the service sites and take a document with a photo and CPF, and proof of residence in Curitiba, if you are not already registered with the health unit. Professionals must also provide a document evidencing their effective affiliation with the security and rescue forces service.

On Wednesday (18/5) the scope of influenza vaccination will be expanded in 97 health units to include teachers and workers in public and private basic and higher education.

To receive the vaccine, it will be necessary to present a document with a photo and CPF, proof of residence in Curitiba, if it is not yet registered in the health unit, as well as a document proving work in an educational institution, such as a badge, paycheck or affidavit signed by the responsible person.

Drivers and collectors
On Thursday (19/5) the immunization teams from the Municipal Health Department (SMS) will conduct scheduled vaccinations for drivers and immunization collectors. This audience will be vaccinated directly in the workplace.

The director of the Epidemiology Center of the Municipal Health Department (SMS) in Curitiba, Alcides Oliveira, guides the importance of the influenza vaccine to the general public who are considered to be at risk.

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“The campaign is carried out annually due to influenza virus variants, this year we have already seen an outbreak of a new strain, H3N2 Darwin. The new vaccine comes with this protection, so priority groups must be vaccinated, which are most vulnerable to complications caused by influenza.

SMS reminds that in Curitiba, the use of masks in health services remains mandatory. Therefore, for vaccination, it is necessary to use it.

other fans
In addition to new recruits, the units continue to serve the public who have already been called up and who have not yet requested vaccination: chronically ill people, pregnant women, postpartum women (mothers with children up to 45 days before), children aged 6 years. 5 months and under 5 years of age (4 years, 11 months and 29 days) and older people 60 years and over.

These audiences are part of the priority groups identified by the Ministry of Health, which consider these people to be at higher risk of complications caused by influenza.

Children and the elderly
In the case of the elderly, in addition to the influenza vaccine, the fourth dose (second booster) of the Covid vaccine is also given. In the case of children, simultaneous vaccination with the triple viral vaccine (VTV) that protects against mumps, rubella and measles is offered.

VTV will be applied even to children who are aware of their vaccination status, as directed by the Ministry of Health, after verification of a return of measles to an increase in cases in the country. In Curitiba, there is no record of the disease this year, but as people move to other cities, the disease could arrive and spread if there is no significant vaccination movement.

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In the case of children who have already received at least one dose of the influenza vaccine in previous years, the vaccination schedule will be with only one dose against influenza. For children to be vaccinated for the first time, the trend is for the second dose to be applied 30 days after the first.

Oliveira advises the importance of keeping parents or guardians of their children’s vaccination status up to date. “In recent days, we are seeing an increase in the demand for the care of children with respiratory symptoms, viruses and other bacterial infections. Some of these diseases can be prevented by vaccines, so it is very important to stick to the campaign,” he said.

health workers
Health workers have been vaccinated since the beginning of the campaign in their workplaces, in the case of hospitals and health units in the municipality.

For self-employed health workers, vaccination is available until June 3, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Regional Nursing Council of Paraná (Professor Rua João Arjimero Loyola, 74 years old, seminar).

As part of the national influenza vaccination campaign, workers in health care and surveillance settings and institutions fall into this group: physicians, nurses, nutritionists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, biologists, biomedical doctors, pharmacists, dentists, speech therapists, psychologists and social workers. Workers, physical education professionals, veterinarians, their technicians and their assistants.

Professionals who work in homes, such as caregivers of older adults and midwives, may also be vaccinated. Health service workers (receptionists, administrators, security, cleaning, cooks, assistants, ambulance drivers) can receive the vaccination, provided they demonstrate a professional connection with an institution in the health district.

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To receive the vaccination, you need to present an identity document that proves a link to the health service in the capital or a professional council card and proof of residence in Curitiba.

New fans for the flu vaccine next week
Monday (5/16): The work of the security and rescue forces and the armed forces.
Wednesday (5/18): professors and workers in public and private basic and higher education;
Thursday (5/19): drivers and collectors (garage vaccinations).