Itapevi holds Saturday, 25th, Multivaccination Day against Covid-19, flu and smallpox

Itapevi holds Saturday, 25th, Multivaccination Day against Covid-19, flu and smallpox

The municipality of Itapevi held on Saturday (25) the D-day multivaccination against Covid-19, flu and measles, from 8 am to 4 pm, in six health units: Amador Bueno, Cardoso, Rainha, Suburbano, Santa Cecília and Vitápolis.

The anti-measles campaign is intended exclusively for children from six months to five years of age and health professionals who need to update their vaccination records.

The Covid-19 vaccine is intended for children (5 years of age and older), young people, adults and the elderly who need to update their vaccination card with the first and second doses, in addition to the dose doses.

Influenza immunization is intended for the elderly over the age of 60, children aged six months to five, pregnant women, mothers-in-law, people with disabilities and comorbidities, and health, education, safety and road transport workers.

During the week, vaccination continues from 9 am to 3 pm in all health units in the city.

Vitápolis and Suburbano vaccinate until 6 p.m.

In the Suburbano and Vitápolis health units, the vaccination schedule has been extended and vaccinations can be done until 6 pm, always from Monday to Friday.

Measles

Measles is a contagious and contagious disease that can cause serious complications such as blindness, deafness, neurological changes and death. Transmission occurs from person to person by coughing, sneezing, speaking or breathing.

The only way to prevent the disease is immunization: triple viral vaccine (against smallpox, mumps and rubella) in children from 1 year and tetravirus vaccine (against smallpox, mumps, rubella and chickenpox) at 15 months.

Influenza

Influenza virus transmission occurs through contact with secretions from the respiratory tract, which the infected person eliminates when talking, coughing or sneezing. It also occurs through contaminated hands and objects, when they come in contact with the mucous membrane (mouth, eyes, nose).

Covid-19

Covid-19 is an acute respiratory infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, potentially serious, highly transmissible and globally distributed.

The virus can spread through the mouth or nose of an infected person, in tiny particles of fluid that are expelled when coughing, raining, talking, singing or breathing.

Infection can occur if you inhale the virus when you are near someone who has Covid-19 or if you touch a contaminated surface and then rub your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands. The virus spreads more easily indoors and in crowds.

use masks

The use of the mask is directly related to the fight against influenza viruses, smallpox and Covid-19, because it helps block droplets that transmit viruses and that come out of the mouth and nose of infected people when they cough or sneeze. or speaks.

The mask serves as a blockage so that viruses cannot be transmitted to another person or contaminate nearby objects. It is completely safe for those who use it, but it needs to be disinfected after each use or thrown in the trash if it is disposable.

It is important that everyone wears masks because many people are infected and have no symptoms, but they transmit the virus to others. Even those who have already been vaccinated must use: vaccines protect against symptoms, but not against infection.

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