Santa Catarina applies over 50 thousand doses on D-Day vaccination


Against polio, the target group are children aged between one and less than five years; campaigns continue until October 30

On Saturday (17th), “D-Day” was held for the Multivaccination and Polio Vaccination Campaigns in Santa Catarina. Altogether, 50,707 doses were applied against polio in children aged between one and four years.

Children aged 1 year and under 5 years old should receive the vaccine doses – Photo: Marcelo Camargo / Agência Brasil / Disclosure / ND

Vaccines of the basic vaccination schedule for children, adolescents and adults were offered. Partial data were released by the state’s Dive (Epidemiological Surveillance Directorate) overnight. Between October 5th and 17th, a total of 114,894 doses were applied.

In Florianópolis, 6,233 doses were applied, 5,252 in Joinville, 4,548 in Blumenau, 4,383 in Itajaí and 2,882 in Chapecó.

Dive points out that the campaigns continue until October 30 to update the vaccination booklet for children and adolescents under 15 years of age (14 years, 11 months and 29 days).

Vaccination sites

In Florianópolis, campaigns take place at Health Centers, vaccination tents and health centers drive-thru. Chapecó and Xanxerê, in western Santa Catarina, will receive the public at the health units.

In Blumenau, on the other hand, all health posts with a vaccination room and the Vila Germânica ambulatory will be open for the application of doses.

Joinville will have 44 units open to serve those who need vaccinations in the city. And, in Itajaí, all basic health units will be open to the population.


In the Campaign against Polio, the target group is children aged between one and less than five years (four years, 11 months and 29 days), approximately 342,285 children.

The objective is to reduce the risk of reintroduction of wild poliovirus in the country. And, for that, the goal is to vaccinate at least 95% of this public, that is, 325,684 children.

For the Multivaccination Campaign, there is no specific numerical target. In this campaign, the main objectives are: to provide access to vaccines, update the vaccination situation, increase vaccination coverage and homogeneity, decrease the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases and contribute to the control, elimination and / or eradication of these diseases.

The immunization manager of the Epidemiological Surveillance Directorate of Santa Catarina, Lia Quaresma Coimbra, clarifies that during the duration of the Campaigns, all vaccines in the Basic Vaccination Calendar 2020 for Children and Adolescents will be offered.

“With these campaigns, we want to further reduce the risk of transmitting diseases that can be prevented with vaccination and to prevent the return of others such as measles, for example”, he concludes.

Vaccines offered

The vaccines that will be offered during the campaign are those that are part of the Basic Vaccination Calendar 2020 for Children and Adolescents. Check the list:

  • Yellow fever
  • Triple Viral (measles, mumps and rubella)
  • dT (diphtheria and tetanus)
  • Meningococcal ACWY (ACWY meningococcal disease)
  • Quadrivalent HPV (HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18)
  • Polio
  • 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)


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