Saturday is D-Day for multivaccination campaign in Rio | Rio de Janeiro


This Saturday (17) is the He is D the national campaign against polio and multivaccination. In Rio, all vaccines present in the calendars of children and adolescents will be offered, such as BCG, hepatitis B, penta and triple viral.

The campaign started on October 5 and runs until the 30th, but the adhesion of Rio families is still very low. The polio dose, mandatory for children up to 5 years, for example, only reached 5.5% of the target audience until last Tuesday (13).

The priority of this campaign is to vaccinate children against childhood paralysis, measles and meningitis. But adults also need to be immunized. Rio is experiencing a measles outbreak, a serious illness that can lead to death.

No Rio, 237 posts – in family clinics and municipal health centers – will be open from 8 am to 5 pm. The addresses of the stations are available at this link.

To increase the reach of the campaign, the Municipal Health Department is also offering the vaccine in partner pharmacies until October 30. And even after the campaign, vaccination will continue at municipal health posts.

In Brazil, the character Zé Gotinha emerged in 1986 as part of a polio vaccination campaign – Photo: Conass / Reproduction

See the vaccines that will be offered:

  • BCG
  • DPT (triple bacterial)
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatite B
  • Meningo C
  • Penta (diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and polio)
  • Pneumo 10
  • Polio inactivated
  • Oral polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Viral tetra (measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox)
  • Viral triple (measles, mumps and rubella)
  • Chickenpox

For teenagers, there is the reinforcement of immunizations made in childhood or new schemes, with the application of vaccines:

  • Diphtheria and adult tetanus
  • DPTa
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatite B
  • HPV quadrivalente
  • Meningococcal ACWY
  • Triple viral

For adults, the following are being offered:

  • Adult couple
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatite B
  • Triple viral

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