Vaccination against Covid-19, influenza and polio was given, on Saturday (15), at the City Hall building in SantaremWest Bara. The Municipal Health Service (Semsa) also provides vaccinations at specific points in the municipality.
Against polio, the target audience is children under the age of five. Children younger than 1 year of age receive the delayed dose or vaccine scheduled for the routine. Children aged 1 to 4 years, 11 months and 29 days should receive an additional dose of oral polio vaccine (drop-OPV), provided they have already received three doses of inactivated polio vaccine (VIP).
For multiple vaccinations, the target audience is children and adolescents aged 0-14 years, 11 months and 29 days. The strategy is to update the immunization booklet, according to the national immunization calendar.
According to SMSA Refrigeration Sector Coordinator, Katia Mora, three points are available in the city to expand vaccination coverage to circumvent the reduced demand for vaccinations.
“This is the third time that the Ministry of Health has extended the vaccination campaign against polio, a disease that causes complications in a patient’s life, both in childhood and into adulthood, by relying on a second person to survive,” he said. highlighted.
The coordinator notes that vaccines have been available in the country’s public health system for a long time and warns of the importance of polio vaccination due to the first confirmed suspected case in the state.
“The vaccine has been available in the public health system since the 1980s. We have the first confirmed case in Pará that is being investigated. Demand is low and we call on officials to come with their children so they can receive the vaccination,” he warned.
Regarding the polio vaccination campaign, about 9,460 children were vaccinated to settle the brochure, Katia Mora reported.
SMSA must rate Day D on October 22 to exceed 50% of the target audience immunized against polio and multiple vaccinations. Vaccination time will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City Hall.
The vaccination is conducted in all UBS units from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. In the City Hall building, vaccinations take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The polio vaccine prevents polio, a contagious viral disease. Transmission occurs by fecal and orally, from person to person. For prevention it is necessary to vaccinate more than 95% of children.
According to the Ministry of Health, the goal is to achieve vaccination coverage equal to or greater than 95% of the polio vaccine in the age group from 1 to less than 5 years, in addition to reducing the number of unvaccinated children and adolescents under the age of 15 years and improving vaccination coverage, according to the vaccination calendar. the National.
To vaccinate children, it is necessary to bring a photo ID, vaccination card and proof of address.
For those over 18 years of age to be immunized with the fourth dose, it is necessary to bring proof of previous doses, proof of address and a photo ID.
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