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Vaccination campaign against influenza should immunize 31.3 million people

One new feature announced is the inclusion of women in puerperium in priority groups for vaccination

 
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Will be distributed approximately 43 million doses that protect against influenza subtypes: A (H1N1) or swine flu, A (H3N2) and B Minister Alexandre Padilha participates in the launch of the vaccination campaign against influenza 2013, in the auditorium Emilio Ribas
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Will be distributed approximately 43 million doses that protect against influenza subtypes: A (H1N1) or swine flu, A (H3N2) and B
Minister Alexandre Padilha participates in the launch of the vaccination campaign against influenza 2013, in the auditorium Emilio Ribas

The Ministry of Health aims to vaccinate this year, 31.3 million Brazilians flu. The number represents 80% of a total of 39.2 million people who make up the so-called priority groups pregnant women, seniors over 60, children between 6 months and 2 years, health professionals, Indians, inmates and the chronically ill.

One of the new folder is announced by the inclusion of women in puerperium (period up to 45 days after birth) in the priority groups for vaccination. Another change will allow people with chronic diseases have increased access to the vaccine through clinics and referral centers not only. Simply present a prescription at the time of immunization.

The National Vaccination Campaign begins on April 15 and will continue until the 26th of the same month. On April 20 (Saturday), all 65,000 health posts in the country will work for a day of mobilization. Altogether, 240 000 health professionals should participate in the action, along with 27 thousand vehicles land, sea and river.

Will be distributed approximately 43 million doses this year protects against the following subtypes of influenza: A (H1N1) or swine flu, A (H3N2) and B. In addition to the £ 330 million spent on the vaccine, the federal government will send to the states and municipalities R $ 24.7 million to support mobilization actions and preparation of health teams.

The Secretary of Health Surveillance, Jarbas Barbosa, said that the vaccine is safe and is only contraindicated for people with severe allergy to eggs. He recalled that last year, the coverage among pregnant women, for example, was low because of the lack of knowledge about the importance of immunization. Often, your doctor is not familiar and not recommended explained.

The Health Minister Alexandre Padilha, stressed that the dose contains the virus in its inactive form, but there is no risk of a person contracting influenza because of immunization. What can happen, he says, is the person taking the vaccine virus in the incubation period in the body and provide a framework flu soon after.

The influenza vaccine is the best method we have to reduce the risk of serious cases and hospitalization, Padilha said. It is important that we maintain high vaccine coverage rates, he added.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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