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Tribuna do Norte - Influenza vaccination reaches 37.8% of children in Apucarana

Tribuna do Norte – Influenza vaccination reaches 37.8% of children in Apucarana

Of the 7,698 children of vaccination age in Abukarana, 2,910 were immunized against influenza, representing 37.8% of the total. The balance was released on Friday (13) by the Municipal Health Authority (AMS) which classified the index as unsatisfactory, given the wave of demand for care related to pediatric respiratory illness.

Once again, Mayor Vimac Jr. and Health Minister Emdio Bachega are appealing to parents of children aged six months to five years. As Mayor Vimac Jr. says, the vaccination rate for children in Abukarana is better than in many municipalities. “However, it is not satisfactory to face this picture of respiratory diseases, precisely at the moment when the bitter cold begins to arrive,” he warns, repeating his request for parents to take their children to be immunized against influenza.

The Minister of Health, Emídio Baciega, recalls that 26 Basic Health Units (UBS) in Apucarana are vaccinating children in this age group as well as the elderly over the age of 60. The region and the whole of Paraná, as well as the southern and southeastern states, are recording abnormal growth of respiratory diseases in children. Given this scenario, we need to vaccinate children as soon as possible,” Pachega pleads.

Regarding the elderly, Apucarana has already vaccinated 11,131 people, which is 48.3% of the projected total, which is also a low indicator since the vaccination of the elderly began in April. At the same time, employees of the education, health and security forces, as well as pregnant and postpartum women, are also vaccinated against influenza.

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“Next week we already have forecasts of temperatures close to 10 degrees and many viruses continue to circulate. Therefore, with vaccination children will be more protected. I reiterate that we need to avoid cases of the most serious respiratory diseases that are being recorded in the southern and southeastern regions of the country. ‘, says the mayor.

At the time of vaccination, it is necessary to present a CPF or SUS card and vaccination card. Health, education and security professionals still need to prove that they belong in the relevant categories. Maternal women must bring the birth certificate of their child.