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Sapiranga boosts influenza vaccination – press implications

The city council, through the municipal health department, is resuming the vaccination of the population against influenza. The service in the vaccination room of health units in the neighborhoods is from Monday to Friday, according to the working hours established in each unit. According to the Ministry of Health, vaccination coverage for priority groups (this year’s influenza vaccination campaign took place at the same time as Covid-19) did not reach the target recommended by the municipality. Only 79% of people considered a high-risk group (elderly, people with comorbidities, pregnant women, postpartum women and children) were vaccinated. Thus, influenza vaccination is still available in all health units in the city, and everyone over the age of six months can be vaccinated.

Vaccine room working hours

Centennial UBS: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
ESF São Paulo Club: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ESF Joao Goulart: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
UBS Amaral Ribeiro: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
ESF address in São Luiz: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
UBS São Luiz: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
UBS Vila Irma: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ESF B. West: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Center mail: from 7:00 in the morning until 7:00 in the evening

State Department of Health alerts:

Influenza outbreaks have been identified in several Brazilian states: Mato Grosso do Sul, Bahia, Amazonas, Espiritu Santo and São Paulo. Rio de Janeiro is already facing an epidemic of influenza syndrome caused by the influenza A H3N2 virus. Rio Grande do Sul confirmed 13 cases of influenza A H3N2, in December (outside the seasonality of the virus), in residents of the following municipalities: Cachoirinha, Pelotas, Porto Alegre, São Francisco de Paula, Sapiranga and Fiamao. Of the total number of cases, there are cases of influenza syndrome and cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SRAG) that require hospitalization.

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It is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus and causes fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and malaise. The biggest problem with influenza is complications such as ear infection and pneumonia, which can lead to hospitalization and even death. Influenza vaccination helps prevent complications from illness and death and its consequences for health services, as well as reduce the burden of disease.

By City Hall of Sapiranga