Itapevi organizes on Saturday 25, the multi-vaccination day against Covid-19, Flu and Measles

The municipality of Itapevi organized, on Saturday (25), the D-day of multi-vaccination against Covid-19, influenza and measles, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in six health units: Amador Bueno, Cardoso, Rainha , Suburbano, Santa Cecilia and Vitápolis.

The campaign against measles is aimed exclusively at children aged six months to five years and at health professionals who need to update their vaccination records.

The Covid-19 vaccine is intended for children (from 5 years old), young people, adults and the elderly who must update their vaccination record with the first and second dose, in addition to the booster doses.

The flu (Influenza) vaccination is intended for people over the age of 60, children six months to five years old, pregnant women, postpartum women, people with disabilities and comorbidities and healthcare professionals, from education, security forces and road transport.

On weekdays, vaccination continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in all health facilities in the city.

Vitápolis and Suburbano vaccinate until 6 p.m.

In the health units of Suburbano and Vitápolis, the vaccination calendar is extended and people can be vaccinated until 6:00 p.m., always from Monday to Friday.

Measles

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

The only way to prevent the disease is vaccination: triple viral vaccine (against measles, mumps and rubella) in children aged 1 year and tetra viral vaccine (against measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox ) at 15 months.

Flu

Influenza viruses are transmitted through contact with respiratory tract secretions, eliminated by the infected person by talking, coughing or sneezing. It also occurs through contaminated hands and objects, when they come into contact with the mucous membranes (mouth, eyes, nose).

Covid-19

Covid-19 is an acute respiratory infection caused by the potentially serious coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, with high transmissibility and worldwide distribution.

The virus can spread through an infected person’s mouth or nose, as tiny liquid particles expelled when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe.

Infection can occur if you inhale the virus while near someone with 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 of masks

The use of the mask is directly linked to the fight against the flu, measles and Covid-19 viruses, as it helps to block the droplets that carry the viruses and come out of the mouths and noses of infected people when coughing, sneezing or talking.

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

It is important that everyone wears a mask because many people are infected and show no symptoms, but pass the virus on to others. Even those who have already been vaccinated should use: vaccines protect against symptoms, but not against infection.

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