The D-Day of the National Multivaccination Campaign, which aims to update the vaccination books of children and adolescents up to the age of 15, takes place this Saturday (17). In some parts of Greater Recife, however, there were queues, crowds and a long wait for doses of immunizers (see video above).
In Paulista, in the Metropolitan Region, those who took their children to vaccinate at the Polyclinic Willian Nascimento, in the Janga neighborhood, complained about the risk caused by these problems, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the city, there was an above average demand in some units of the chain.
People flocked to a health post in Paulista, in Greater Recife, on D-Day vaccination – Photo: Reproduction / WhatsApp
In Boa Viagem, in the South Zone of Recife, some people had to wait more than two hours to have access to vaccines. This was the case of seamstress Andreia Alves, who took her 10 and 8-year-old daughters to become immunized. According to her, a problem in the registration system of the post caused the wait.
“I arrived at 8 am and waited. The worst thing is, because of the pandemic, you can’t even approach to complain. The way is to keep quiet. Two people came, said there was a problem with the system. I left there after 10 am It is revolting. A lot of people together, crowded. When my daughters were vaccinated, I asked if the system had come back. They said no, but they had it vaccinated anyway. Why didn’t they do it before? “He said.
The vaccination campaign started on October 5 and continues until the end of this month. As a result, health centers in Greater Recife open from 8 am to 5 pm.
According to the State Health Secretariat (SES-PE), a decrease in the search for vaccines was noticed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the immunizers offered are BCG, hepatitis B, pentavalent, polio and rotavirus (check out the complete list below).
“In my case, my daughters took the vaccine against Influenza, yellow fever and HPV, which was the second dose. The card was a little late and there was this one, yellow fever, which I didn’t know I needed,” said Andreia Alves .
THE G1 he contacted the Recife Health Department to find out if the problem in the vaccine registration system was resolved, but he did not receive an answer until the last update of this report.
Vaccination campaign is held at Upinha Dia Tasso Bezerra, in the North Zone of Recife – Photo: Mônica Silveira / TV Globo
According to the superintendent of the State Immunization Program, Ana Catarina de Melo, despite the D-day of vaccination taking place this Saturday, it is necessary that parents and guardians who are unable to attend look for a health post by the end of the month.
“The first thing is to check if the booklet is up to date. The ideal is to look for the basic health unit as soon as possible. Taking the booklet, we will check if the vaccines are up to date,” he said.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, people who go to health posts should keep their distance and wear face masks. According to SES, people who present with febrile conditions should wait for the symptoms to disappear before being vaccinated.
The ideal, according to the secretariat, is to remain in isolation for another three days after the complete disappearance of symptoms, with initial isolation of 14 days. Only after that time, it is recommended to look for a health center to get the vaccines.
In Recife, more than 140 units offer vaccines. The goal is to vaccinate at least 95% of the more than 80,000 children aged 1 year to under 5 in the capital, even if they have already had the vaccine before. The addresses of vaccination rooms in Recife can be consulted on the city hall website.
In the capital, doses of the measles vaccine were also made available to adults. The municipality’s Health Department reinforced that all people aged 20 to 49 years old, even if they have already taken the measles, mumps and rubella immunizer before, should look for health units.
In Jaboatão dos Guararapes and Paulista, in the Metropolitan Region, the recommendation is for people to take the vaccination booklet and the SUS or CPF Card of those who will be vaccinated. The addresses of health centers in Paulista can be consulted on the website of the Health Department.
The municipality of Camaragibe also requests the SUS card and the vaccination booklet. In the city, all stations will operate until 4pm. The addresses were made available on the city hall website.
Check list of vaccines offered:
Children under 7 years:
- Hepatite B
- Pneumococcal 10
- Meningococcal C
- Yellow fever
- Triple Viral
- Hepatitis A
For children and adolescents aged 7 to 15 years:
- Hepatite B
- Yellow fever
- Meningococcal ACWY