Vaccination happened this Saturday in Manaus.
With more than 900 health professionals in action, the Manaus City Hall promoted on Saturday, 10/17, the “D” Day of multivaccination mobilization and the campaign against polio with more than 300 posts across the city. The action coordinated by the Municipal Health Secretariat (Semsa), provides 135 fixed posts and 200 steering wheels, to assist children and adolescents in the age group from zero to 14 years, from 8 am to 5 pm.
In the campaign against polio, all children aged one to four years should receive a dose of Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV). For children from two months to 11 months and 29 days, health professionals will evaluate the vaccination card and check the need for doses of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (VIP).
For the vigilante Alessandro Ferreira, 36, the campaign is a way to guarantee the health of his daughter even more in a period as difficult as the pandemic of the new coronavirus. “I found out through the media and I called my daughter Yasmim, 13, to come and update her vaccination card. Today we live in a moment of uncertainty and preventing any kind of disease that we can is the best way and thank God my daughter thinks the same way. We have to go for it, not expect the worst to happen, ”he said.
The “D” Day of mobilization is a strategy used to increase the number of vaccine posts, serving the population on a Saturday, when parents and guardians who work during the week will have a new opportunity to protect their children against various diseases. For this reason, in addition to the fixed vaccination posts, the city government guaranteed the installation of 200 steering posts, carrying out the active search for vaccination of children and adolescents in places of great circulation of people, such as supermarkets and malls.
“I have three children and I don’t miss any vaccines for them. I put my children’s health first and even though I go to the health center frequently, the initiative to have mobile vaccination stations comes to help me, as well as anyone. It is very important that everyone pay attention to vaccines, keep them up to date, so that all types of disease can be exterminated ”, stressed housewife Francinêis Amancio de Oliveira, 40.
This Saturday’s action is also making the following vaccines available: BCG, which prevents tuberculosis; Pentavalent, against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and the Haemophilus influenzae B virus; Rotavirus, against gastrointeritis; Pneumococcal 10, which protects pneumonia, meningitis and otitis; Meningococcal C; Meningococcal ACWY (for 11 and 12 year olds); Triple viral, which prevents measles, mumps and rubella; Varicella; HPV vaccine; Hepatitis A; Double Adult, against diphtheria and tetanus; and Yellow Fever.
The campaign started on October 5th, already offering vaccines in 168 points of care in the North, South, East, West and rural areas of Manaus and continues until the end of October. The list with the address of the 135 fixed stations that are operating today, on D-Day, can be accessed on the Semsa website (semsa.manaus.am.gov.br).