Manaus – The City Hall of Manaus begins on Monday (5), the campaign against polio and multivaccination, serving children and adolescents in the age group from zero to 14 years, 11 months and 29 days.
The objective is to reinforce the immunization of children against polio (infantile paralysis) and to update the vaccination card for children and adolescents, according to the national vaccination calendar.
“In addition to the polio vaccine, the multivaccination campaign will have vaccines recommended in the national calendar, protecting children and adolescents against serious diseases, from yellow fever to meningitis, measles, hepatitis and others.
According to the Municipal Health Secretariat (Semsa), the campaign will continue until October 30 and with vaccines available at 168 points of care. The list with the address of the vaccination rooms can be accessed on the Semsa website, directly on the link https://semsa.manaus.am.gov.br
Regarding 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), following the recommendations in the National Vaccination Calendar.
“The most important thing is that parents and guardians take the children to a health unit for the evaluation of the vaccination card, ensuring that the vaccination schedule has been completed according to the child’s age group”, warns the head of the Immunization Division Semsa, nurse Isabel Hernandes.
The multivaccination campaign will serve children and adolescents up to 14 years, 11 months and 29 days, reinforcing the offer of the following vaccines: BCG, which prevents tuberculosis; Pentavalent, against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and the Haemophilus influenzae B virus; Rotavirus, against gastroenteritis; 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.
“These are vaccines that are part of the national vaccination calendar in the Unified Health System, but each has a different vaccination schedule, according to the age group. Therefore, it is essential that the child or adolescent’s vaccination card is evaluated by a health professional. Parents and guardians should take more advantage of this opportunity with the campaign’s actions to protect their children ”, reinforces Isabel Hernandes.
The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine is targeted at girls aged 9 to 14 years and at boys aged 11 to 14 years. HPV is a virus capable of infecting the genital region and causing cancers, such as cervical, vulva, vagina, penis, anus and oropharynx.
“The vaccination schedule recommends two doses of the Quadrivalent HPV vaccine, applied every six months. To ensure the effectiveness of this type of vaccine, the application of the two doses must be made within the age range indicated by the Ministry of Health ”, warns Isabel.
* With information from the advisory