ANVISA approves new flu vaccines for 2019 campaign

With the threat of a new influenza pandemic from the influenza virus, the Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA), on its official website, showed the new vaccines that will be used to prevent the disease in 2019.

The update is a recommendation made by the World Health Organization (WHO) that all vaccines against influenza be reformulated annually, in order to prevent new outbreaks resulting from adaptations and mutations of the viruses.

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The WHO generally publishes in September the new formulas that should be used in the production of vaccines throughout the southern hemisphere.

For the year 2019, the approved ones are:

  • Fluarix Tetra;
  • Influvac ;
  • Influvac Tetra;
  • Trivalent influenza vaccine (fragmented and inactivated) ;
  • Trivalent Influenza Vaccine (subunit and inactivated) ;
  • Vaxigrip .

Vaccination campaign 2019

Generally, vaccines are shipped and distributed equally to each state.

This year, the campaign is scheduled to take place between April 10 and May 31 . The national mobilization day, known as D-day, will take place on May 4.

But, due to the high incidence of influenza in the region, the State of Amazonas anticipated the beginning of the campaign for the month of March . To date, there have been 24 deaths from influenza in the region, most of which are caused by the H1N1 virus.

Therefore, it is important that the vaccine be offered as soon as possible in Amazonas, in order to count a possible risk of another outbreak in the country.

However, it is necessary to be aware of the priority groups that the national vaccination campaign recommends.

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Who should be vaccinated?

Following the order of the World Health Organization, the 2019 campaign will give priority to some groups.

It is pregnant women, who have given birth in the last 45 days, and children from 6 months to 6 years old incomplete (5 years, 11 months and 29 days) who should be vaccinated first.

Workers who provide care or support to vulnerable populations and groups, such as the elderly, indigenous people and teachers from public and private schools, as well as patients with 2 or more illnesses at the same time, or in a serious clinical condition, are also at risk. priority list.

Whenever we talk about vaccination, it is important to warn about the fake news that circulates on social networks. Don’t let this type of content influence you and your family.

Participate in the vaccination campaign and be forewarned!