Protection of children against childhood paralysis, measles and meningitis is a priority
More than 20 thousand doses of vaccines were applied in the first three hours of D-Day of the National Vaccination Campaign against Polio and Multivaccination, held this Saturday, 10/17. All 237 units of the Primary Care network (family clinics and municipal health centers are open until 5 pm, in addition to 33 extra posts, including three in drive-thru mode, set up in different parts of the city will vaccinate the population. that in partner pharmacies vaccination against measles will be carried out exclusively for people aged between 15 and 49 years.
Until 11 am, the teams vaccinated 4,423 children against polio and 2,266 people in the intensification of measles vaccination. In addition, 9,343 vaccines were administered through the multivaccination campaign and update of the booklet.
– D-Day should be seen as a commitment by the whole family. We need to protect our babies, children and young people against serious diseases such as childhood paralysis, measles, meningitis, yellow fever, among others – says Beatriz Busch, municipal health secretary.
They must receive the vaccine against polio – the famous droplet – all children under the age of five, even if they already have the routine doses against the disease.
Children aged 0 to 15 must also be brought to the stations to catch up on the passbook. All 18 vaccines on the child and adolescent’s immunization calendars are being offered during the campaign.
Against measles, everyone between 15 and 49 years old should be vaccinated, even if they have already been immunized against the disease.
The addresses of the extra D-Day vaccination posts Vaccination against Polio and Multivaccination are available on the website of the Municipal Health Secretariat, at the link https://bit.ly/3lIwe14.
Health Surveillance warns of low adhesion of cariocas
The National Polio Vaccination and Multivaccination Campaign, which started on October 5th and runs until the 30th, is still far from reaching its goals. The adhesion of Rio families remains very low.
– Protecting our families is a shared responsibility between the government and the population. Our babies, children and young people will only be protected if they get the vaccines. And we must not forget that Rio de Janeiro is experiencing an outbreak of measles, a serious disease that can lead to death. Adults also need to get vaccinated – warns infectologist Patrícia Guttmann, coordinator of Health Surveillance at the Municipal Health Department.
Between 05 and 14 October, 21,098 doses of polio vaccine were applied, which represents 7% of the vaccination coverage target in the municipality.
For the multivaccination and updating of the vaccination booklet, until October 14, 57,045 people attended the health units of the municipality, of which 42,750 were immunized.
In total, 68,089 doses of the various vaccines offered were applied, with the following distribution by age group: 57,472 doses in children aged 0 to 6 years; and 10,617 doses in the range of 7 to 14 years.
Against measles, 6,279 people aged 15 to 49 years have been vaccinated since October 5. To increase the reach of the campaign, the Municipal Health Department is also offering the vaccine in partner pharmacies until October 30 – in addition, of course, to continue vaccinating at the municipal posts.
Vaccines that are part of the campaign
All vaccines present in the calendars of children and adolescents are being offered in the National Multivaccination Campaign. In the calendar for children up to 10 years old, there are 14 vaccinations: BCG, Hepatitis B, Penta (diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and polio), Inactivated polio, Oral polio, Rotavirus, Pneumo 10, Meningo C, Yellow Fever, Viral triple (measles, mumps and rubella), Viral tetra (measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox), DTP (bacterial triple), Hepatitis A and Chickenpox.
For adolescents, there is the reinforcement of immunizations made in childhood or new schemes, with the application of vaccines for Hepatitis B, Yellow Fever, Triple Viral, Diphtheria and adult tetanus, DTPa, Meningococcal ACWY, Quadrivalent HPV.
More information about the Immunization Program of the Municipal Health Department is available at the link: http://www.rio.rj.gov.br/web/sms/vacinacao