In a video posted on Twitter, Antonio Parra Torres appears to say residents are “at serious health risk,” but the images have been edited to make it appear as if he was referring to vaccines that have already been approved.
Written by: Jacqueline Maria da Silva
Which vaccination It is an effective and safe way to prevent diseases, and many people already know about it. What sometimes causes doubt is knowledge Which vaccine to get and when?
This is because most vaccinations target children and teenagers, but some are suitable for adults. Do you hold your card in your hand and do you know if you have had all the vaccines you should have?
To give you an idea, in 2021 less than 59% of citizens were vaccinated. In 2020, the index reached 67% and in 2019, 73%, according to Central Bank data. Ministry of Health. The level that the organization considers ideal is 95%.
This scenario is the result of misinformation and the massive dissemination of false content on social media, which has led many people to doubt the effectiveness and safety of vaccines. This increases the risk that diseases already controlled in the country will again cause outbreaks among the population.
In order to prevent the spread of diseases, SUS (Unified Health System) Periodically enhances vaccination campaigns. Newer and patriotic in nature it is Multiple vaccination campaignTo encourage the updating of adolescent records in the country.
But what vaccinations are mandatory until adulthood? See the table below for the list of vaccinations provided by SUS, which was organized with the help of nursing assistant Patricia Gonçalves, who works in the vaccination room at the Basic Health Unit in South São Paulo.
What diseases do vaccines protect against?
Some vaccines have names based on scientific information, which raises doubts about their indications. See the table below to see how some vaccines that are considered mandatory by the Ministry of Health work.
|Serum||What diseases does it protect against?|
|five||DTP, influenza type B, and hepatitis B|
|Meningococcus c||Meningitis type C|
|The viral trio||Measles, mumps, and rubella|
|Desktop publishing||Diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus|
|I am ironing||Meningitis types A, C, W, and Y|
|D.T||Diphtheria and tetanus|
Frequently asked questions about vaccines
It is possible to update some vaccines after the ideal age. However, a health care professional must make this assessment on a case-by-case basis. Look up your UBS reference so a professional can analyze your card and guide you.
Yes, it is important for a health care professional to evaluate the condition on a case-by-case basis. As a general rule, anyone with a fever cannot take the vaccine. In this case, you must wait three days after the symptoms end to receive the vaccine.
certainly. Although COVID-19 is no longer considered a pandemic in 2022, the disease continues to spread. To avoid new mutations of the virus and increased contamination, it is important to take all doses. Children 6 years of age and older should receive the vaccine.
Yes, if you have reached the 20th week of pregnancy, you should take the DT vaccine, as well as update your vaccination schedule, if the childhood vaccine was not given at the ideal age.
Go to the health center to make a new path. This document is very important at all stages of life, even essential for travel.
*Text supported by Patricia Gonsalves, Nursing Assistant in the Vaccination Room of the Basic Health Unit in South São Paulo
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