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Low adherence to vaccination leads to the risk of polio recurrence;  The campaign in Joinville continues until June

Low adherence to vaccination leads to the risk of polio recurrence; The campaign in Joinville continues until June


The polio vaccination campaign continues until June 14 in Joinville (Photo: Joinville City Hall / Disclosure)

Poliomyelitis, also known as poliomyelitis, has not achieved vaccination coverage among its target population, children under five years of age, since 2016, with an average of 60% of the population vaccinated in Brazil. Due to low vaccination coverage, the country has been put on alert as one of the countries at risk of a resurgence of the disease, according to data monitored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

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See photos of immunization campaigns

Alberto Chipapo, President of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, explains some of the reasons that have influenced the decline in vaccination coverage.

– We see a decline in vaccination coverage around the world. This is a phenomenon that has occurred and is linked to several factors. The success of vaccines in eliminating diseases makes people think that the vaccine is no longer so important and they begin to consider adverse events more important than protection – explains Alberto in a radio interview CBN Joinville about this subject.

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Where to get vaccinated in Joinville

Since Monday (27), Joinville City Hall, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, has been promoting the national vaccination campaign against the disease, in an attempt to increase coverage until June 14.

Polio vaccines are available at the Central Vaccination Room (Rua Abdon Batista, 172, Centro) and at Basic Family Health Units (UBSFs), with the exception of UBSFs Jativoca, Aventureiro III, João Costa and Comasa, which provide support in child care. Patients suffering from dengue fever, with specialized wards and guard unit.

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More information such as opening times can be found on the City Hall website here.

Listen to the full interview with the President of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, Alberto Chipapo:

the radio CBN Joinville It is broadcast 24 hours a day on 95.3 FM in Joinville. You can also listen online In the link.

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