The Municipal Health Department conducts “D” vaccination day
in all regions of the city of São Paulo, next Saturday (17th). Children and adolescents under the age of 15 should be vaccinated against polio and others pending in the passbook.
In addition to the polio vaccine, the campaign will also “update” the handbook of children and adolescents under 15 years of age. The goal is to update vaccines in the current National Vaccination Calendar.
The “D” Day for National Disclosure and Mobilization will take place at more than 190 steering stations spread across the capital. During Saturday, all Basic Health Units (UBS) will be open from 8 am to 5 pm to intensify immunization.
According to the City Hall, it is important to highlight that all security measures against Covid-19 will be applied throughout the campaign, since even in a pandemic season, concern with prevention in relation to other diseases is necessary.
The initiative aims to increase vaccination coverage and thus contribute to the elimination of other diseases.
Poliomyelitis is an acute viral disease, which can occur as an unapparent infection in approximately 99% of cases. The clinical picture is characterized by fever, malaise, headache, gastrointestinal disorder and stiff neck, with or without paralysis.
The susceptibility to infection is general, but only about 1% of those infected develop the paralytic form. It is worth mentioning that the last case of polio in Brazil occurred in 1989, that is, the disease has been eradicated in the country for 30 years, including due to constant vaccination efforts. In the state of São Paulo, the last recorded case was in 1988.
The polio vaccination campaign and the update of the booklet will continue until October 30th.
The list of vaccination sites can be found on the city hall website. To find out which UBS is closest to your residence, simply access Busca Saúde.