MANAUS – Children aged zero to 14 years and 11 months of age form the target audience for D-Day vaccination against polio, this Saturday, 17. In Manaus, there will be 135 fixed stations and 200 steering wheels that will operate from 8 am to 5 pm .
Children aged one to four years should receive a dose of the oral polio vaccine. For children from two to 11 months, the need for doses of the vaccine will be checked.
D-Day will also provide the following vaccines: BCG, which prevents tuberculosis; Pentavalent, against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and the virus Haemophilus influenzae B; Rotavirus, against gastrointeritis; Pneumococcal 10, which protects pneumonia, meningitis and otitis; Meningococcal C; Meningococcal ACWY (for 11 and 12 year olds); Triple viral, which prevents measles, mumps and rubella; Varicella; HPV vaccine; Hepatitis A; Double Adult, against diphtheria and tetanus; and Yellow Fever.
Girls and boys will be able to take advantage of Saturday’s mobilization for immunization against HPV (human papillomavirus), which is a virus that can cause cancer, such as cervical, vulva, vagina, penis, anus and oropharynx. The HPV vaccine is targeted at girls aged 9 to 14 and boys aged 11 to 14 years.