Polio and Multivaccination Vaccination Campaign opens health posts in Mogi this Saturday

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The Polio and Multivaccination Vaccination Campaign continues until October 30, from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 4:30 pm, in all health units. The initiative will be reinforced: the Municipal Health Department will hold D-Day with 19 open health units (check table below) to make it easier for people who are unable to attend the units during the week.

In the first week of the campaign, 1,466 children were immunized against childhood paralysis, which corresponds to 6.37% coverage so far. Between October 5 and 9, 2,831 children and adolescents aged up to 15 years of age also attended health facilities, in which 4,020 doses of vaccines from the routine schedule were administered.

CAMPAIGN Health Units in the city serve the population this Saturday to expand vaccination coverage. (Photo: file)

The campaign’s objectives are to ensure collective immunization against child paralysis in children aged 1 to under 5 years and to update the vaccination card for children and adolescents between 0 and 14 years of age, reinforcing protection against child paralysis (polio) in minors. 5 years.

Parents or guardians should take children to a health facility with a vaccination card for a professional to assess which doses need to be applied.

In addition to the droplet against childhood paralysis, the vaccination calendar includes 14 other types of vaccines that protect against about 20 diseases: BCG (tuberculosis); rotavirus (diarrhea); oral and intramuscular polio (infantile paralysis); pentavalent (diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type b – Hib); pneumococcal; meningococcal; DTP; triple viral (measles, mumps and rubella); HPV (prevents cervical cancer and genital warts); in addition to vaccines against yellow fever, chickenpox and hepatitis A. In addition, this year, a new vaccine has also been included in the SUS, already included in the campaign: Meningo ACWY, which protects against meningitis and generalized infections caused by the meningococcus bacteria A, C, W and Y.

Learn more about childhood paralysis

Virtually eradicated from developed countries, but the virus still circulates in countries in Africa and Asia, so vaccination needs to be systematic and repeated annually.

The incubation period for the virus varies from 5 to 35 days, most often between 7 and 14 days.

In most cases, polio virus infection can be asymptomatic. This does not prevent transmission, as the virus is eliminated in the feces and can contaminate water and food.

The last record of cases in Brazil occurred in 1989, when the country took five years to stabilize the circulation of the virus. In 1994, the country obtained the certification of disease control.

Brazil registered 30 thousand cases of the disease between 1968 and 1989

Source: Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery.

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