Health holds second ‘D-day’ against polio

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The Health Secretariat of Rio Preto holds this Saturday, 24, the second ‘D-Day’ for vaccination of children and adolescents under 15 years. Children aged 1 to under 5 years must receive the dose of Oral Polio Vaccine (POV), which protects against childhood paralysis. The others must update the vaccination card with the routine doses recommended by SUS.

On Saturday, the vaccination rooms will operate from 8 am to 5 pm. There will be 21 units open for vaccination, in addition to six schools. The locations can be consulted on the website www.riopreto.sp.gov.br/mapavacinas. Those who are unable to take their children on Saturday can attend a vaccination room from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 4:30 pm. The campaign ends on October 30th.

Last Saturday, 17th, Sa├║de held the first “D-Day” of vaccination against polio, in which 3,009 children under 5 years of age received droplets against childhood paralysis. In total, 6,057 doses of vaccine were applied, including immunizers against hepatitis B, meningococcal disease, rotavirus and chickenpox.

Vaccination coverage

The Ministry of Health sets a goal of 95% vaccination coverage for PWV. In Rio Preto, coverage is 43.06%, equivalent to 8,246 immunized children. As for the multivaccination campaign, there is no goal. Since the beginning of the campaign, on October 5, 19,440 children and adolescents have sought vaccination rooms in the municipality to update their vaccination card, with 13,298 receiving vaccines.



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