28 September 2020 – 18:36
The Immunization Center of the Secretary of State for Health (SES) will hold, from October 5 to 30, the National Vaccination Campaign Against Polio (Childhood Paralysis), aimed at children from one to under five years old. In this same period, there will also be a multivaccination to update the vaccination booklet for children and adolescents under 15 years of age. Since Saturday, October 17, will be the “D” day of national dissemination and mobilization.
According to the SES Immunization Manager, Sândala Teles, vaccination is the most effective and safest way to prevent diseases. To be immunized, people must present their vaccination card and identification document at the Basic Health Units (UBSs) that open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, from Monday to Friday, in the 75 municipalities of the state.
“In the case of the childhood paralysis vaccine, the target group is the one-year-old child under the age of five, totaling 135,044 children, who should be vaccinated with the Oral Polio Vaccine (VOP), provided they have already received the three doses of Polio Inactivated Vaccine (VIP) of the basic regimen. The minimum goal is to vaccinate 95% of the group, that is, 128,292 children. This action aims to reduce the risk of reintroduction of wild poliovirus in the country, provide access to vaccines, update the vaccination situation, in addition to increasing vaccination coverage and homogeneity ”. said.
In the same period there will also be Multivaccination, which is a strategy adopted by the Immunization Program in order to update the vaccination situation of the population of children and adolescents under 15 years of age (14 years, 11 months and 29 days). “During this period, all routine vaccines in the basic vaccination schedule for children and adolescents will be offered in order to reduce the risk of transmission of immunopreventable diseases, as well as to reduce the rates of abandonment of the vaccination scheme”, concludes Sândala Teles.
The circulation of the measles virus remains active in Brazil and given the low vaccination coverage throughout the country, the Ministry of Health (MS) considers it essential that the measles vaccination actions are prioritized. Therefore, the State Department of Health (SES) will carry out the fourth phase of the Measles Vaccination Campaign in the period from 5 to 30 October, aimed at people aged 20 to 49 years.
According to the SES Immunization Manager, Sândala Teles, all Basic Health Units (UBS) in the 75 municipalities will be open to receive people. The vaccination card and identification document must be presented at UBSs that open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, from Monday to Friday.
by Sergipe Agency