This Monday (28), begins the National Vaccination Campaign against Polio and Multivaccination. Vaccines will be made in all health units in Curitiba, until October 30.
Known as “droplet”, the polio vaccine is made every two years and is for children from 1 year to 4 years old (before making 5). The target audience in the city is 90 thousand children and the objective is to keep the disease eradicated.
The multivaccination campaign aims to update the vaccination schedule for children and adolescents (0 to 14 years old). A novelty in this year’s campaign is the ACWY meningococcal vaccine, for adolescents aged 11 and 12. It entered the vaccination calendar in 2020 and prevents four types of meningitis. Before, the vaccine was only available on the private network.
The Municipal Health Department also advises families to pick up the vaccination declaration, required in the enrollment of children in public and private schools.
To find out more about the Vaccination Campaign, we spoke with Leia Regina da Silva, coordinator of the Vaccine Center.
Listen to the interview: