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More than 3 million children attend the vaccination posts to update

Campaign update of book of childhood vaccination ends tomorrow across the country; 845.455 million were vaccinated

 
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Children receiving immunization during Campaign Update Handbook Vaccination in Pará
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Children receiving immunization during Campaign Update Handbook Vaccination in Pará

The campaign update the passbook childhood vaccination ends tomorrow (24) across the country. According to the latest balance sheet of the Ministry of Health, more than 3 million children under age 5 have attended the clinics.

Of these, 845,455,000 were vaccinated against diseases such as polio, measles, rubella, mumps, whooping cough and meningitis. The number represents 28% of children who visited the health centers, not all of which had to take a vaccine because they were already up to date with the book.

The goal of the action, according to the government, is to reduce dropout rates of the vaccine program and consequently reduce the risk of transmission of diseases that can be prevented.

They are available all basic childhood vaccines calendar, including the pentavalent vaccine and Inactivated Oral Polio (OPV), launched this year. The first brings together in a single application the tetravalent (which protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and meningitis) and dose hepatitis B. Already OPV is recommended for children who have never been immunized against polio.

During the campaign, children under 5 years living in the North and Northeast Valley Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valley, both in Minas Gerais, will also receive vitamin A. The action is part of the Brazil Affectionate, launched in May this year, which aims to overcome the extreme poverty in early childhood.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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