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Ciara suspends early measles vaccine due to 16 months not being registered  Health - the latest health news

Ciara suspends early measles vaccine due to 16 months not being registered Health – the latest health news


MMR should be given in two doses, the first at 12 months of age and the second between 15 and 24 months (Photo: Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil)

In a warning note published on Tuesday, 22nd, the Ceara Health Department (CISA) has halted pre-application of the measles vaccine in children up to six months. This is because the country has not recorded new cases of the disease for 16 months, since March 28, 2020, which indicates that the circulation of the virus has stopped. In the country, 17 of the 21 federal units (UF) also have no measles records.

However, the so-called zero-dose (D0) MMR vaccine, which is also effective against mumps and rubella, should be given to people aged six months to one year who have had suspected or confirmed cases of measles. According to Sesa, these are “a target of vaccine blockade and may selectively receive a zero dose, depending on the vaccination history.”

People Sissa wondered about the dangers of suspending the zero dose in babies up to six months, but she didn’t get an answer from the volume until this was posted.

The immunizing agent should be given in two doses, the first at 12 months of age and the second between 15 and 24 months of age. People up to 29 years old need proof of both doses, while people 30-59 years old need proof of only the first dose. Health workers, regardless of age, need proof of both doses.

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The vaccination coverage target for the target audience set by the Ministry of Health is 95% for states and municipalities. In Ceará, the index was 90% last year, breaking a positive streak for four consecutive years: 2016 (119%), 2017 (100.69%), 2018 (111.46%) and 2019 (103.02%).

The main signs of measles are the appearance of red spots and blisters on the skin, accompanied by fever, cough, malaise, and irritation of the eyes and nose. Laboratory diagnosis is carried out through a serological examination, which is performed from a blood sample.

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