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Demand for the flu vaccine drops on the first day

Demand for the flu vaccine drops on the first day

first day of Influenza vaccination There was low demand in the city of Sao Paulo, which led the city to anticipate service hours by two hours and close at 5 pm on Friday (24). Management attributes lower demand to the fact that it is Christmas Eve.

According to the city, 2,929 influenza vaccinations had been applied in the capital as of 12:00: 2,506 doses for the elderly, 198 pregnant women, 198 children, 27 mothers and lactating mothers. The publications have also implemented vaccines against Covid-19.

Influenza vaccination resumes on the 26th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Influenza vaccination targets priority groups, consisting of the elderly over 60 years of age, children aged 6 months to five years, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and mothers.

On the 26th day, says the Health Secretariat, there will be doses in pharmacies on Avenida Paulista and in the parks of Buenos Aires, Guarapiranga, do Carmo, Villa Lobos, Independencia and Juventud.

Starting Monday (27), vaccination against the two viruses will take place again at major stations and pharmacies, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at integrated UBS (Basic Health Units) AMAs/UBSs, from 7 a.m. to 19 h.

During the 24 and 31 December and the Christmas and New Year holidays (25 December 2021 and 1 January 2022) the vaccination against Covid-19 is on a special schedule in the city of São Paulo.

Since the end of November, the capital has experienced Influenza syndrome cases nearly doublewhat or what pressure on health units This led to an increase in hospital admissions. The sudden increase led the city to launch a testing effort to identify viruses, hire 280 other doctors and nurses, and focus hospitalized patients at Brazil’s Municipal Hospital.

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