The state of São Paulo has less than 40% of children vaccinated against the flu. Vaccination coverage for pregnant and postpartum women is even lower, at less than 30%. The vaccination campaign for these groups began in early May and ends on the 24th of this month.
Influenza vaccine is available for children 6 months to under 5 years of age. Only 1 million of the more than 2.6 million in the state sought the posts to be immunized, that is, 39.6%. Already pregnant and postpartum women total 140 thousand people, with 29% of this public vaccinated.
“It is essential that parents and guardians take their children to be vaccinated, avoiding serious cases and even deaths from the disease. We are in a period of low temperatures, when we see an increase in hospitals of patients with respiratory diseases. Therefore, it is very important that parents and guardians take their children to be vaccinated”, says the Secretary of State for Health, Jean Gorinchteyn.
The total number of people vaccinated against the flu in the state is 7.5 million. The elderly were the ones who most adhered to the campaign: 60% of them were vaccinated. Health workers (50.7%) form the second most immunized group, followed by teachers (36%).
Indigenous people, people with comorbidities, people with permanent disabilities, members of the security and rescue forces, Armed Forces, prison system employees, people deprived of liberty, truck drivers, public transport, road, urban and long-distance workers can also be vaccinated. , and port workers.