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The Department of Health of Paraná extended the vaccination campaign against influenza until next Tuesday (30) at the suggestion of the State Committee of Infectious Diseases. Until Monday, 950,000 people were vaccinated. The campaign aims to vaccinate 2.5 million Paraná. The Department of Health advised the 22 health for municipalities that have low coverage and high-traffic stations also make flyers during the week. Furthermore, it recommends that all municipalities on Saturday (27) keep health facilities open to vaccination.

For the first time the vaccination campaign was 20 days in advance, a claim since 2011, as in southern Brazil the winter is more stringent. This month the temperatures are already low and flu cases began to be recorded. We count on the attendance of the population to allow sufficient time to ensure immunity to most in need. It is important that all who are in the priority groups to receive the vaccine as soon as possible, said Secretary of Health, Michele Caputo Neto. The vaccine takes about 15 days to ensure immunity, so it is vital that people receive the vaccine before winter.

The secretary emphasized that this year, are also being vaccinated and chronically ill women who had children within 45 days (postpartum). We know that this population is more vulnerable. Receive 1 million doses more to serve these audiences. Since the campaign began more than 138 000 chronic patients were vaccinated. The group of postpartum women has reached the 57% target set by the Ministry of Health

Within the other groups, 50% of seniors have received the vaccine dose and 43% of children aged six months to two years were immunized. The group of women also have low vaccination coverage (38%). Health workers are the least joined the campaign (28%). The Department of Health guidance to all health workers who seek the units closer to their workplaces to be vaccinated. They must submit a professional portfolio or a document that proves to be health worker.

People who have symptoms of influenza-like illness should seek health services to receive treatment with the antiviral oseltamivir when indicated. If antiviral medication is prescribed within 48 hours, the chance of cure is approximately 100%.

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