Immunization centers receive children and adolescents on ‘D-Day’ against poliomyelitis and multi-immunization

João Pessoa City Hall this Saturday (17), has promoted one other ‘D-Day’ of the nationwide marketing campaign against poliomyelitis and multivaccination. Vaccination centers distributed throughout town have been open, accepting children and youngsters to replace their vaccination schedule. Polio vaccination is meant for children below 5 years of age and multi-vaccination for children and adolescents below 15 years of age. The drive will proceed until September 30 in all vaccination rooms within the municipality.

According to Municipal Secretary of Health Luis Ferreira, vaccination is one of the best ways to guard children and adolescents against vaccine-susceptible ailments. “Today is a special occasion for the well being of our children, so our vaccination posts are actively working with skilled groups to vaccinate our children, defending them in the absolute best means,” he stated.

On this ‘D-Day’ of mobilisation, all of the vaccines that make up the routine schedule of the Program of National Immunization (PNI) have been made accessible at posts situated at Mangabeira Shopping, Municipal Immunization Center (CMI), Municipal Polyclinics. except for Mangabeira’s Polyclinic) and the Family Health Unit (USF).

Couple Andre and Emanuela Cebicius took their three children, twins Teo and Luca, aged 2, and little Liz, aged 1, to replace their vaccination playing cards. The boys acquired the DTP vaccine (which protects children against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough) and the lady adopted her polio vaccination schedule. “We attempt to maintain their vaccinations updated so they’re protected against all potential ailments,” the couple stated.

10-year-old pupil Euclides Gabriel acquired the HPV vaccine. “It’s vital for him to know that he must be vaccinated and that is why I introduced him right now and I’ll carry him each time he wants it,” stated Ednaldo Alves, the boy’s father.

João Pessoa’s Head of Immunization, Fernando Virgolino, warned about vaccination charges within the municipality and the nation. “We are at a vital second of vigilance for prevention against illness, primarily that which causes polio. Decades in the past, polio was not an issue resulting from science and widespread immunization. Unfortunately, we have now seen the present low vaccination price, which is a big concern for us,” he stated.

Routine Hours – For these unable to attend one of many vaccination factors throughout ‘D-Day’, vaccinators can be accessible Monday by Friday on the Family Health Units (7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; at USF Besa and Sao Jose, hours is prolonged till 20:00); Municipal Polyclinic (from 7 am to five pm); and on the Municipal Immunization Centre, Torre Para (8 am to 4 pm).

City Hall presents polio vaccinations at designated posts at Mangabeira Shopping, Monday to Friday, 4pm to 10pm and Saturday 8am to 4pm. It is vital for fogeys and guardians to current the immunization card of children and adolescents on the time of vaccination.

Vaccination schedule- In the Unified Health System (SUS), vaccination follows the next schedule: vaccination against poliomyelitis ought to begin at two months of age, with two extra doses at 4 and six months, along with boosters at 15 months and 4 years. In the general public community, the booster dose, from one 12 months of age, is carried out with oral poliomyelitis vaccine (VOP), the ‘droplet vaccine’.

The Municipal Health Network supplies 18 kinds of vaccines freed from cost as a part of the routine schedule and National Immunization Program (PNI). They are: BCG, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Pentavalent, DTP, VIP, OPV, Meningococcal C, Pneumococcal 10, Rotavirus, MMR and Chickenpox for children. For adolescents, DT, hepatitis B, triple viral, HPV and meningococcal C; and for adults, DT, hepatitis B and MMR.

Vaccination protection – In João Pessoa, solely 33.57% of children aged 1 and below 5 acquired doses of immunizing brokers that stop poliomyelitis. Aim to vaccinate about 42 thousand children.

According to knowledge from the Ministry of Health, inhabitants vaccination protection has declined, with lower than 59% of residents vaccinated in 2021. In 2020, the speed was 67% and in 2019, 73%. The stage really helpful by MS is 95%.


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