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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2022, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Part A

Importance of physical activity in immunization against influenza and COVID-19


Author(s): Francisco José Gondim Pitanga, Cristiano Silva Pinho, Bruno Penas Seara Pitanga, Alex Cleber Improta Caria and Jorge Medeiros Gomes

Abstract: The Ministry of Health's National Plan for the Operationalization of Vaccination Against COVID-19 has been advancing rapidly, making Brazil one of the countries that most applied vaccines against COVID-19 in the entire planet. On the other hand, for some time now, several authors have been calling the attention of the scientific community about the importance of physical activity to increase the potential of immunization in people vaccinated against influenza. They also suggest that these results can be observed in relation to COVID-19, as they are infectious processes with similar viral characteristics. Thus, the objective of this short communication is to demonstrate that physical activity can increase the immunization potential of people vaccinated against influenza and COVID-19. After consulting different publications on the subject, it is suggested that the regular practice of physical activity, especially at moderate intensity, can enhance the effect of the vaccine in immunizing people against influenza and COVID-19. Thus, actions to publicize the importance of remaining or becoming physically active, even after immunization with the vaccine, must be publicized and encouraged to the population. Thus, it is expected that people are better prepared to face adverse effects, both from the current and from future pandemics with similar characteristics that may affect humanity.

DOI: 10.22271/kheljournal.2022.v9.i2a.2430

Pages: 35-37  |  159 Views  21 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Francisco José Gondim Pitanga, Cristiano Silva Pinho, Bruno Penas Seara Pitanga, Alex Cleber Improta Caria, Jorge Medeiros Gomes. Importance of physical activity in immunization against influenza and COVID-19. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(2):35-37. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/kheljournal.2022.v9.i2a.2430
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