SP: Polio and multivaccination ‘D-Day’ takes place this Saturday – News


Campaign created to bring the vaccination card up to date until the 30th; this Saturday, all UBS will be open, in addition to 190 steering stations

This Saturday (17th), the city of São Paulo will carry out the “D-Day” of vaccination against polio and multivaccination, a campaign launched by the Ministry of Health. Children and adolescents up to 15 years old must take the vaccine against polio and others that are pending. in the vaccination booklet, informs the Municipal Health Secretariat of São Paulo.

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On this “D-Day”, all Basic Health Units (UBS) will be open from 8 am to 5 pm. In addition, 190 flying stations will be spread throughout the capital of São Paulo to intensify immunization.

The list of vaccination sites can be found at this link.

The secretariat says that all security measures against covid-19 will be taken at vaccination sites.

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.

None of the mandatory vaccines in the National Vaccination Calendar, which include measles and yellow fabre, for children under one year of age reached the coverage target in 2019. Vaccination coverage in the country had been falling since 2011, according to the ministry, but it was the first time in 25 years – since the data are counted – that the country has not reached the vaccination target of 95% in any of the 15 vaccines.

Polio is an acute viral disease, which can occur as an unapparent infection in approximately 99% of cases, according to the folder.

The main symptoms are fever, malaise, headache, gastrointestinal disturbance and neck stiffness, with or without paralysis. “The susceptibility to infection is general, but only about 1% of those infected develop the paralytic form”, says the secretary.

The polio vaccination campaign and the booklet update will continue until October 30th.


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