Bragança announces vaccination of health professionals

Updated at 10:30 am on September 22

Yesterday (20) Em Pauta revealed the report “Extraordinary Meningitis ‘State of Alert’ Decrees; Braganza had 3 deaths the place he reported a rise in circumstances and deaths from the illness in recent times.

In Bragança Paulista, in keeping with the Municipal Department of Health, 17 confirmed circumstances of meningitis and three deaths have been recorded in 2022. Currently, there aren’t any hospitalized sufferers with a recognized illness.

This Wednesday (21), the Ministry of Health introduced that it’ll start the vaccination relating to the meningococcal C vaccine of the health professionals within the municipality, however has not but disclosed how and when this vaccination will probably be carried out.

According to the official observe, the Campinas Region Epidemiological Surveillance Group has issued tips for the immunization of healthcare employees. For kids and adolescents, deliberate immunization follows, in keeping with the schedule of the National Immunization Program – PNI, within the 29 health items of the municipality.

According to the city corridor, the intention of this motion is to extend safety in opposition to the illness and “as quickly as GVE-Campinas updates the knowledge on immunization, it will likely be revealed.”

Em Pauta requested an interview with the top of the Department of Epidemiological Surveillance and Disease Control, Juliana Chevenin, for additional clarification on the illness.


According to Fiocruz, meningitis is an irritation of the meninges, the membranes that encompass the mind. The illness could be attributable to a number of varieties of germs, together with meningococci, the principle agent throughout epidemics. It is a severe illness that impacts the central nervous system and may result in dying. The important signs are: excessive fever, extreme headache, nausea, vomiting, neck stiffness and generally spots on the pores and skin (like a mosquito chew). In younger kids, there may be additionally a bulging fontanelle (swollen delicate spot). Although severe, bacterial meningitis is treatable supplied it’s recognized shortly and handled with acceptable antibiotics.


Also in keeping with Fiocruz, the germ could be handed from one particular person’s throat to a different by droplets from coughing, sneezing and kissing. Meningitis is just not all the time transmitted by sick people. Some individuals (often adults) who’ve meningococcus of their throat can cross it on, even with out being sick: they’re so-called wholesome carriers. Meningitis impacts individuals of all ages, with kids underneath the age of 5 often most affected.


The important ones are: early analysis with hospitalization of sufferers with signs of the illness; vaccination of individuals in shut contact with sick individuals (particularly inside a family); and vaccinating individuals at larger threat of buying the illness, corresponding to those that have had their spleen surgically eliminated (splenectomy), these with splenic dysfunction (practical asplenia in sickle cell anemia, thalassemia), or these with immunoglobulin and immunoglobulin deficiency the complement.


After the publication of the report, the Ministry of Health mentioned that the meningitis immunization was just for health employees at Upa’s, SAMU and the hospitals and who had already acquired the dose. No data on vaccination of different healthcare employees.

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