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D- The day of vaccination exceeds the 14 thousand doses applied in DF

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The Federal District recorded more than 14 thousand doses of vaccines administered this Saturday (13), National Vaccination Day, with 98 sites providing services to the public of all age groups.

Three doses were placed on the arms of 24-year-old waiter Vinicius Souza. “I have not been vaccinated since I was a child. Then we become adults, we see the responsibilities and realize that we have to bear them. The round-the-day service at Escola Classe 66, in Sol Nacente, was crucial, he said, in finding the necessary time and updating the vaccination book.

“I haven't been vaccinated since I was a child,” reveals waiter Vinicius Souza Photography: Humberto Leite/Agência Saúde-DF

A larger number of doses were distributed at the home of teacher Maria Aparecida Cruz, 43 years old. When she saw the vaccine car passing by her street, in Sol Nacente, she gathered her family to ensure everyone was protected. It was a unique opportunity: the vaccine right on your doorstep. “We vaccinated my mother, father, sister, husband, son and me.”

Director of the Cold Chain at the Ministry of Health, Teresa Luisa Pereira, explains that there has been planning, in addition to basic health units, to provide vaccines in outdoor activities, such as in schools, residential units, shopping centers and the zoo. He highlights that “Victory Day is designed to bring the vaccination process closer to the community, and then choose places with high distribution.”

The vaccine car stopped in front of Maria Aparecida Cruz's house and the entire family was vaccinated | Photography: Humberto Leite/Agência Saúde-DF

Housewife Jakira Pires, 39, took her daughter Larissa, 9, to update her vaccination record at the Escola Class 2 school, in Vicente Pires, where the girl studies. “I think if she had not been here, I would not have brought her to get the vaccine,” he reveals. The same mother also ended up receiving treatment, receiving the dose against yellow fever, which was overdue.

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D-Day Tour in DF

D-Day has been designated nationally as the date for expanding influenza (influenza) vaccination coverage, and D-Day has been expanded in DF District with the introduction of immunizations from the routine calendar, in addition to immunizations against COVID-19, dengue and influenza, according to priority groups. “We have mobilized our efforts to serve people of all age groups, applying the doses as indicated in the vaccination calendar,” details the Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Health (SES-DF), Camila Menezes, who directly supervised the services on this day. Dr..

“D-Day is designed to bring the vaccination process closer to the community, thus selecting locations with high distribution.”

Teresa Luisa Pereira, Director of Cold Chain at the Ministry of Health

Health teams worked throughout the day at various vaccination points. One of them was the Brasilia Zoo. “We came specifically for vaccination and combined the useful with the pleasant. In this time when different viruses are spreading, the ideal is to be able to protect ourselves with means that actually provide us with this protection effectively,” said social worker Paula Angela María de Andrade Farias, 41 years old, resident of Aguas Claras. He took his son Thiago Gael, 5, to get a flu shot.

Another place that saw a campaign against influenza and other diseases on the vaccination calendar – such as Covid-19, yellow fever, hepatitis and tetanus – was Villa dos Carroceros, in Santa Maria. UBS 1's regional director, Joelma Batista Soares, who is responsible for applications, stressed that the initiative is important because it is a remote and vulnerable region.

At the zoo, Thiago Gael, 5, took his flu shot and emerged smiling while holding his notebook | Photo: Joalison Noronha/Agência Saúde-DF

“We see how difficult it is for them to reach UBS. When we can aggregate these users, we know that once immunized, they will stop filling up hospitals and other units, especially when we are in the seasonal period,” he said.

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This was the case for Tyler Francisco Barroso dos Santos, 53, who jumped at the opportunity to get the flu shot and the dual vaccine against Covid-19. “It is important that we come and become immune to these diseases. This kind of procedure here makes it a lot easier because sometimes the time is not right. But today I was able to come, it was great.”

In the space set up next to the food court of the Santa Maria Shopping Centre, 66-year-old retiree Adriano Correa Filho was the first to be vaccinated that day. “I have been vaccinated against influenza and Covid-19. Whenever there is a campaign, I run for it. I have not had any reaction to the vaccine, nothing.”

This year's influenza vaccine is designed to protect against influenza A (H1N1), influenza A (H3N2) and influenza B, and is available to priority groups such as children from six months to under 6 years of age, pregnant women, women who have recently given birth and older adults aged Age 60 or older, as well as specific occupational categories. The full list can be found on the SES-DF website.

*With information from the Ministry of Health

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