Sesma expands target audiences for vaccinations; check what they are

Vaccination takes place in UBS’s, universities and shopping malls. (Photo: Publicity / WFP)

The Prefecture of Belém, through the Municipal Health Department (Sesma), as of this Monday (9), expands the application of the fourth dose of the vaccine against covid-19 to new groups. Basic and higher education education workers and members of the Armed Forces and security and rescue forces, aged 18 or over, may take the booster at any Basic Health Unit (UBS) or in colleges and shopping centers with immunization.

In addition to these groups, health workers aged 18 years or older are eligible for the fourth dose, people aged over 60 years, pregnant women, postpartum women (women who have recently had children) and immunocompromised patients aged 12 years or older. The fourth dose – or second booster – should be given four months after the application of the third dose.

Sesma also informs that as of today (9), the pediatric vaccine from Pfizer will be available at vaccination posts in the municipal network.

Vaccination children

In the campaign against covid-19, the first and second doses are released for children (from 5 years to 11 years), adults and the elderly who have not yet been vaccinated. There must be a four-week interval between doses, with the exception of pediatric Pfizer, which has an eight-week interval between doses.

The third dose is available to all persons aged 18 years and over who were vaccinated with the second dose by January 2022. Immunocompromised persons, aged 12 years and over, with an interval of eight weeks after the second dose, can also take the third dose. To receive the immunizer, simply present a copy of the report or certificate or medical prescription that proves a high degree of immunosuppression.

Criteria and audiences

People with a high degree of immunosuppression (immunocompromised) are those with severe primary immunodeficiency; who undergo chemotherapy for cancer; solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients; those living with HIV/AIDS; who use corticosteroids at doses ≥ 20mg/day of prednisone, or equivalent, for ≥ 14 days; who use immune response modifying drugs; carriers of autoinflammatory diseases or inflammatory bowel diseases; hemodialysis patients and patients with chronic inflammatory immune-mediated diseases.

Health workers are all those who are part of the category of health professionals (active or not), as well as those who work in health surveillance or in care spaces and establishments, be they hospitals, clinics, outpatient clinics, laboratories, offices and others. . This category includes, for example, receptionists, security guards, cleaning staff, cooks, among others. Also included are those professionals who work in home care, such as caregivers of the elderly and doulas/midwives.

The vaccine against covid-19 can also be offered to students in the health area who are providing care in the assistance of health services, provided that they present a statement issued by the institution where the internship is being carried out.

To get vaccinated, all you need to do is present your RG, CPF or SUS card, proof of residence in Belém and a document proving your profession.

Vaccination Influenza (Gripe)

The flu vaccination campaign follows the schedule and criteria of the Ministry of Health. The following priority groups can be vaccinated against influenza: elderly people aged 60 years and over; health workers; children from 6 months to under 5 years old; pregnant women; puerperal women; teachers from the public and private network; people with chronic non-communicable diseases; disabled people; truck drivers and public transport workers; port worker; security and rescue forces; armed forces; officials of the deprivation of liberty system; population deprived of liberty and adolescents and young people in socio-educational measures.

Sesma also informs that children aged 6 months to 4 years 11 months and 29 days who have never received the Influenza vaccine can receive two doses, with the volume indicated for their age.

Children aged 6 months to 4 years 11 months and 29 days who received one or two doses of influenza vaccine in previous years can receive a single dose, with the volume indicated for their age. Children from 5 years and adults can receive a single dose.

Measles Immunization

Against measles, the campaign is aimed at two audiences, which are all children from 6 months to under 5 years old and health workers, who can take one or two doses, depending on the case. Health workers of all ages can complete or start the two-dose regimen, depending on their vaccination status.

Check the vaccination points:

Period: From 9th to 13th of May:

– Vaccination posts in the municipal network (UBS and Family Health Strategies), from 8 am to 5 pm;

– Universities (Unifamaz, Fibra, Unama), from 9 am to 5 pm;

– Shopping malls (Pátio Belém, Boulevard, Bosque Grão-Pará, Parque Shopping and IT Center), from 10 am to 5 pm.

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