This Saturday (17th) was held the “D” day of the vaccination campaign against Poliomyelitis and Multivaccination. The mobilization took place across the state and is part of a national project.
Preliminary data are from the State Program for Immunizations and Surveillance of Immunopreventable Diseases, of the Department of Health (Sesa).
According to information from the Program, only this Saturday 38,106 doses were registered, 27,271 of which are Poliomyelitis, for children from one year to less than five years old – even those previously vaccinated – and 10,835 doses of the Multivaccination Campaign, to update the vaccination booklet for children and adolescents under 15 years of age.
The coordinator of the State Program for Immunizations and Surveillance of Immunopreventable Diseases, Danielle Grillo, commented that the result of the vaccination campaign was positive, but alerted the population about the importance of continuing to take children to Health Units over the next few weeks.
“At the beginning of the campaigns, we had a low demand for vaccination, but we got good results this Saturday, with the improvement of the population’s adherence from north to south of the state. We need to maintain this pace today and further increase the population’s adherence in both campaigns so that we can reach the goal of immunization in Espírito Santo, ”said the coordinator.
The campaigns started on the 5th of October and run until the 30th of this month. The objectives are to reduce the risk of reintroduction of wild poliovirus in the country, to decrease the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases, in addition to contributing to the control, elimination and / or eradication of these diseases.
Data Polio and Multivaccination Campaigns
Until this Saturday, 46,090 children from one year to less than five years of age were vaccinated against Poliomyelitis, which increases vaccination coverage to 22.56% (the goal of the Ministry of Health is 95%).
Regarding the Multivaccination Campaign, 39,047 children and adolescents under 15 years of age were vaccinated.
Vaccines available in Multivaccination
The National Multivaccination Campaign aims to update the vaccination booklet for children and adolescents under the age of 15, with the offer of all vaccines present in the national immunization calendar.
Vaccines for children are: BCG, Hepatitis B, Pentavalent, DTP, Human Rotavirus, Pneumococcal 10 valent, Inactivated Polio Vaccine (VIP), Oral Polio Vaccine (VOP), Meningococcal C, Yellow Fever, Viral Triple, Chickenpox and Hepatitis A .
The vaccines offered to adolescents are: Diphtheria and tetanus (dT), Meningococcal ACWY, Yellow fever, Triple viral, quadrivalent HPV and adult dTpa.