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PBH expands influenza vaccination to priority audiences and opens a new site

PBH expands influenza vaccination to priority audiences and opens a new site

As of Monday (first), the Belo Horizonte City Council invites all people who are part of the target groups for the influenza vaccination campaign to receive the dose. In the capital, the group consists of about 1.1 million people and doses will be provided there 152 health centers, from 8 am to 5 pm. To expand residents' access to the sites, there will also be an additional vaccination point for adults. The new space will operate in the UniBH University Centre, in the Integrated Health Clinic, located on Prof. Mario Vernick Street, 1.685 – Poritis, in the western area of ​​the city. Orders will be placed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It is worth noting that the municipal health department is using the doses in stock and waiting for new shipments to be sent to the municipality.

Check which audiences can receive doses from now on:

– Children from 6 months to under 6 years (5 years, 11 months, 29 days);
– Health workers;
– pregnant women.
– Postpartum women (up to 45 days after delivery);
– Basic and higher education teachers;
– Indian people;
– Elderly people aged 60 years or over;
– People living on the streets.
– Security and rescue forces professionals;
– Armed Forces professionals.
– People with chronic diseases Non-communicable diseases and other special clinical conditions (regardless of age);
– People with Permanent disability;
– Truck drivers;
– Workers in public land transport (urban and long-distance);
– Port workers;
– Workers in a system that deprives of freedom;
– Population deprived of liberty, in addition to adolescents and young people subject to social and educational measures (between 12 and 21 years).

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At the time of vaccination, it is necessary to present an identification document with photo, CPF, as well as the vaccination card, for correct registration. For some audiences, it will be necessary to provide evidence of the role performed, in the case of professionals, or a medical report proving the health condition.

In Belo Horizonte, the campaign was introduced and started on March 20, when seniors over 80 years of age, pregnant women and women who had given birth to children in the last 45 days were called. Last week it was the turn of children from 6 months to under 6 years old. So far, more than 21,000 doses have been administered.

To reduce complications, hospitalizations and deaths resulting from influenza virus infection, the municipal health department has already invited all stakeholders to participate in the campaign. The aim is to ensure that these most vulnerable people are protected as soon as possible. The doses provided are trivalent, meaning they protect against influenza A (H1N1 and H3N2) and influenza B. It is important to stress that there is no barrier to receiving the influenza vaccine on the same day with other vaccines.

Other information can be checked at Belo Horizonte City Council portal.