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National target is to achieve the percentage of 95%. State could immunize 524,600 children under 5 years

 
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The Secretary of State for Health, Michele Caputo Neto, the child vaccine campaign launch in Boca Maldita in Curitiba
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The Secretary of State for Health, Michele Caputo Neto, the child vaccine campaign launch in Boca Maldita in Curitiba

The Paraná State was the most vaccinated against polio on the first day of the national campaign. The statement is the Secretary of State for Health, Michele Caputo Neto. With good coverage decrease the chances of the virus to move back, he said.

On D-Day campaign this Saturday (16), more than 524,000 children were immunized, representing 72% of the target estimated by the Ministry of Health for the State. In Paraná, the goal is to immunize 95% (690,000) of children under five years of a total 729 000. According to the national immunization program, the 399 municipalities, 44 have already reached the goal.

The launch of the vaccination campaign against polio in the state occurred in the neighborhood of Boca Maldita, in Curitiba. During the event, the Superintendent of Health Surveillance, Sezifredo Peace, noted that parents should be aware of the vaccination schedule. Do not stop taking the Portfolio of Child Health for vaccinators to confer all the recommended doses were applied explains.

Throughout Brazil, were distributed 23 million doses. To achieve the goal, the country needs at least immunize 13.5 million children. The investments of the ministry with the campaign totaled $ 37 million.

Starting this year, the dose is supplied in a single step. Until last year, were two. The vaccine is recommended for all children under five years, even those who are coughing, flu, runny nose, rhinitis or diarrhea.

The polio is considered endemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Angola, Chad and Congo, who have been disease-free, register cases again this year.

No cases of the disease is registered in Brazil since 1989. The last case was recorded in Paraná in 1986. The virus causing the disease is still circulating for at least 35 countries worldwide. There is no treatment for the prevention polio and only through the vaccine provides immunity.

With information from the Department of Health and the Agency of Paraná Brazil

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