Health authorities have built a device, to be developed from September, that will make it easier for children and adults to get a dose of the calendar or flu vaccine in nearby CAPS
As we anticipated, the City’s Health Secretariat, through its Primary Care Unit, will begin an intensified campaign of calendaring and influenza vaccination (for both children and adults) in primary care centers starting in September.
In a conversation with this newspaper, Lic. Betzabé Corro, head of APS management, confirmed the following timeline:
– CAPS at the Progreso Community (CIC): 1st Tuesday of every month, 8am-12pm. In this case, the device will launch on Tuesday, September 5th.
-Union Neighborhood CAPS: 2nd Thursday of every month, 8am-11am. In this case, the device will be launched on Thursday the 14th.
– CAPS in the Santa Teresa Community: 3rd Friday of every month, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm In this example, the device will be activated on Friday, September 15th.
Those who are interested are reminded that they must bring their health brochures to participate.
Notably, the National Ministry of Health, in coordination with the Argentine Association for Vaccines and Epidemiology (SAVE), has started a strategic vaccination campaign to prevent respiratory infections
Development of the devices will last four months. The goal is to complete the application of doses for the national calendar and to facilitate the application of vaccines related to respiratory diseases and the boost of Covid-19, taking into account the current epidemiological situation related to winter.
The aim of including influenza vaccine in national vaccination programs is to reduce complications, hospitalization, death, and sequelae of influenza virus infection in high-risk complex disease populations.
In this sense, pregnant women should be vaccinated against influenza or influenza during any trimester of pregnancy (if not vaccinated during pregnancy, the mother must be vaccinated within 10 days of delivery); boys and girls aged 6 to 24 months, if If you have not had 2 doses of the flu vaccine before, you must get 2 doses at least 4 weeks apart (people who have had at least 2 doses of the flu vaccine should only get 1 dose). Vaccinations are also prescribed for high-risk groups: people ages 2 to 64 with certain medical conditions, such as respiratory disease and heart disease; people with diabetes; congenital or acquired immune deficiencies (non-neoplastic blood deficiencies); obesity Patients, patients with hematological oncology, and transplant recipients; cohabitants of patients with hematologic oncology; people with chronic renal failure who are receiving dialysis or expect to be on dialysis within the next six months; children under the age of 18 who are severely developed Persons with retardation; persons under 18 years of age receiving long-term treatment with acetylsalicylic acid; persons with genetic syndromes; persons with neuromuscular disorders, respiratory system impairment and severe congenital malformations, and cohabitation of premature infants weighing less than 1,500 grams Those who wait.
Vaccinations in Ensue
In line with the direction of primary health care, Roxas used the bivalent vaccine, which protects against both variants of Covid-19, and added it to the strategy as dose boosting, following the instructions of the Minister of Health of the commune.
The vaccine, Original Bivalent Comirnaty/Omicron BA.4-5 from Pfizer/BioNtech Laboratories, is authorized for use in the general population 12 years of age and older.
This vaccine is available to everyone over the age of 12 who has received a monovalent vaccine (primary or booster schedule) 4 months or more ago.
In the case of Rojas, the Ministry of Health, through its Directorate of Primary Care, reported the days and times when adults and children were vaccinated against Covid-19 at the Saturnino E. Unzué Municipal Hospital as follows:
– Children over 3 years old and adults are vaccinated Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.
– For children aged 6 months to 2 years, lessons are held every Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30am to 12:30pm.
In addition, health departments at all levels recommend that people get vaccinated against influenza.
In this sense, the city’s health secretariat, through its primary care bureau, notifies those 65 years or older and strategic individuals who are participating in the 2023 influenza vaccination campaign.
Also remember that it still works if:
– Children from 6 months to 2 years.
– Postpartum women who were not vaccinated during pregnancy (within 10 days after discharge from the delivery room).
– Persons with risk factors aged 2 to 64.
– Persons who are at risk of coming into contact with sick birds.
– At the hospital vaccination center you will be vaccinated Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 10am (morning shift) and 3pm to 6pm (afternoon shift).
– In Carabelas, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, CAPS (children and adults).
– In Rafael Obligado, the local CAPS is Monday-Friday 8am-11am for children and adults and 1pm-6pm for adults only.
Finally, it’s important to remember that the Department of Health and the Roxas City Primary Health Care Directorate continue to conduct vaccination campaigns against Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever (FHA), or “Mal de los Rastrojos.”
To be vaccinated, interested persons (must be 15 years of age or older) must request an appointment, Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 12:30pm, at the Immunization Center at the Saturnino E. Unzué Municipal Hospital at the following address: Tel. : 02475-46-5316/ 46-5410 and 46-2973, interior 2001.
It is worth mentioning that No The FHA vaccine is available to those who must start or complete a vaccination program for influenza, diphtheria, tetanus, and hepatitis B; those who are pregnant or breastfeeding; those who are immunocompromised; those who received their last dose within 30 days; Above all, there are those who have previously received the FHA vaccine.