Manaus / AM – The “D” Day of mobilization of the campaign against polio and multivaccination of the Manaus City Hall, scheduled for next Saturday, 10/17, will have 135 fixed posts and 200 steering wheels, to serve children and teenagers in the age group from zero to 14 years, 11 months and 29 days. The action, coordinated by the Municipal Health Secretariat (Semsa Manaus), will be from 8 am to 5 pm and the recommendation is for the vaccination card to be presented at the time of service.
The campaign started on October 5, with vaccines offered at 168 service points in the North, South, East, West and rural areas of Manaus, and will continue until the 30th of this month.
According to the municipal secretary of Health, Marcelo Magaldi, the fixed posts will work in health units of the municipal network and the 200 steering posts will make an active search for vaccination of children and adolescents in places of great circulation of people, such as supermarkets and shopping malls.
In the campaign against polio, all children aged one to four years should receive a dose of Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV). For children from two months to 11 months and 29 days, health professionals will evaluate the vaccination card and check the need for doses of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (VIP).
D-Day will also provide the following vaccines: BCG, which prevents tuberculosis; Pentavalent, against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and the Haemophilus influenzae B virus; Rotavirus, against gastrointeritis; Pneumococcal 10, which protects pneumonia, meningitis and otitis; Meningococcal C; Meningococcal ACWY (for adolescents aged 11 and 12); 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.
The list with the address of the 135 fixed stations that will work on D-Day can be accessed on the Semsa website (semsa.manaus.am.gov.br).