Tutors should take pets during less hot times (Photo: FMS disclosure)
Guardians should pay attention to the vaccination of dogs and cats that takes place this Saturday (17) in the South and Southeast, from 8 am to 5 pm. In all, there will be 137 posts in the two regions of Teresina. access the list of vaccination posts
Oriana Bezerra, manager of Zoonoses at the Municipal Health Foundation (FMS), advises taking pets during less hot times of the day.
“There are many animals that do not perform any physical activity and are overweight, that if the owners take him walking at noon to get vaccinated and return immediately, he can be harmed”, emphasizes the manager of Zoonoses, who also asks that tutors respect the Covid-19 prevention protocols.
“The use of masks is mandatory, as well as the distance in the waiting lines for vaccination,” he said.
Guardians should also take extra care with the transport of animals, the use of guides, chains, transport boxes or burlap or nylon bags for cats. In addition, she advises that they be taken by people who are physically fit to contain them, to prevent accidents between animals and people.
67 thousand doses of vaccine will be made available, ending the stage in the urban area that started in the North and East areas when 64,393 animals were vaccinated, reaching 95.67% coverage. On the 24th and 31st of October the campaign will be held in the rural area of the city.
The expectation is that more than 140 thousand dogs and cats will be immunized at the end of the campaign in Teresina.
The last case of rabies in humans in Teresina was in 1986. The last case of canine rabies was in 2011 in a dog from the interior of the state, whose owner is a resident of Teresina.
Vaccination is the only form of prevention against rabies, which can be transmitted to humans and is fatal.
The animal vaccine is free, considered safe and consists of attenuated virus, 2% nervous tissue and preservatives based on phenol and thimerosol.