This Saturday, D-Day takes place of the National Vaccination Campaign and against Polio and the National Multivaccination Campaign. The health posts in the cities of Santa Catarina will be open from 8am to 5pm to update the immunization of the youngest. THE target audience are children and adolescents up to 15 years.
The purpose of the campaigns, according to the Epidemiological Surveillance Directorate (Dive), is to vaccinate these young people against polio and update the missing doses against other diseases. The two campaigns run until October 30.
Measles vaccine doses – Photo: Ricardo Wolffenbüttel / Archive / Secom / Disclosure
In the case of polio, the target is children between 1 and 4 years. This group covers 342,285 children. The goal is to vaccinate at least 95% of them, which corresponds to 325,684.
In relation to the other vaccines, will be offered:
- Yellow fever
- Triple Viral (measles, mumps and rubella)
- dT (diphtheria and tetanus)
- Meningococcal ACWY (meningococcal ACWY disease)
- Quadrivalent HPV (HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18)
- BGC (severe forms of tuberculosis)
- Hepatite B
- Pentavalent (tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, Haemophilus influenzae be hepatitis b)
- Rotavirus (rotavirus diarrhea)
- Pneumococcal 10 (invasive pneumococcal disease for the 10 serotypes)
- Meningococcal C (meningococcal C disease)
- Viral Tetra (measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox)
- DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough)
- Hepatitis A
- Chickenpox (chicken pox)
Mobilization in the cities of SC
In Florianópolis, the action will be carried out in health centers, tents and drive-thrus installed in different points of the city. In the case of updating the vaccination cards it is necessary to go to the health posts, which will be open on Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. The polio vaccine will be offered in health centers, in drive-thru, from 9 am to 4 pm and also in tents.
In Criciúma, in the south of the state, 44 health centers will have vaccine rooms in operation. The numbers in the municipality are worrying. The goal is to vaccinate 10,000 children against polio. So far, only 1,000 have taken the doses.
In Joinville, in the North, there will be 44 open units. Passwords are distributed until 4 pm.
In the Itajaí Valley, Blumenau has, in addition to the vaccination rooms, an ambulatory set up in Vila Germânica Park. Service is on a first come, first served basis.
In Chapecó, in the West, the goal is to vaccinate 14,600 children. And in Lages, Serra, in addition to the 19 health units in the neighborhoods, the doses will also be applied at the vaccination center, in the city center.
Care in preventing Covid-19
As the campaign takes place in the midst of the new coronavirus pandemic, the following precautions will be taken to avoid spreading the disease:
- vaccines should be applied in well-ventilated rooms and frequently disinfected;
- vaccination rooms must make alcohol gel available so that the population can wash their hands;
- young people who will be vaccinated can only have one companion;
- people with suspected or confirmed coronavirus should postpone vaccination until at least three days after the symptoms disappear, with a minimum isolation time of 14 days from the onset of symptoms.
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