The Family Health Strategy and Its Relevance to Geriatric Immunisation Campaigns Against COVID-19 in Brazil
Roberth Steven Gutiérrez-Murillo 1 2 *
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1 Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, European University of the Atlantic, SPAIN
2 Latin American Institute of Nature and Life Sciences, Federal University for Latin American Integration, BRAZIL
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Abstract

The pandemic caused by the emergence of the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the beginning of 2020 has set a new reality for public health systems, especially in terms of health care for older adults. In Brazil, there was a need to reinforce actions conceived within primary health care, precisely because it is the ideal field for the development of local, state and national immunisation campaigns against COVID-19. The geriatric immunisation campaign against COVID-19 was carried out through the Family Health Strategy, precisely because it is the preferred model of care. In a few months, a reduction in morbidity and mortality rates was observed in all Brazilian municipalities, which reinforced the importance of this model of management and health care for older persons.

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https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/11579

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2022 - Volume 19 Issue 2, Article No: em358

Publication date: 20 Jan 2022

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