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Million Brazilians took their children to put on D-Day Polio

The goal of the Ministry of Health is to vaccinate 12.2 million children aged 6 months to 5 years. Campaign runs until June 21

 
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Children receive the polio vaccine at Health Center No. 16 Varjão, on D-Day Mobilization Official opening of the National Vaccination Campaign against Polio in São Paulo The Health Minister, Alexandre Padilha, participates in the D-Day Mobilization, which marks the beginning of National Vaccination Campaign against Polio this year
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Children receive the polio vaccine at Health Center No. 16 Varjão, on D-Day Mobilization
Official opening of the National Vaccination Campaign against Polio in São Paulo
The Health Minister, Alexandre Padilha, participates in the D-Day Mobilization, which marks the beginning of National Vaccination Campaign against Polio this year

Millions of parents took their children to health centers throughout Brazil on Saturday (8), D-Day against Polio. Some states came to meet almost half the target of every campaign on the first day of vaccination.

The goal of the Ministry of Health is to immunize 12.2 million children aged 6 months to under 5 years, which corresponds to 95% of the target audience. Altogether, 115 000 health posts and mobile vaccination sites will be running around the country until 17h. After the close of the campaign, on June 21, the vaccine remains available in public health.

About 350 000 people will be involved in the campaign and will be used 42 000 vehicles, including land, sea and inland to reach all parts of the country. The posts will receive a total of 19.4 million doses of the oral vaccine. The investment ministry reaches R $ 32.3 million in transfer of National Health Fund to states and municipalities, with U.S. $ 13.7 million for the purchase of vaccines.

In Ceará, the goal is to vaccinate 594,019 children throughout the campaign. Today, 1,900 posts and 1,350 fixed phones are mobilized to apply the drops. In the Amazon, the goal is to immunize 328,600 children. In addition to the health units of the public state, local governments will provide the vaccine at strategic locations such as schools, churches, shopping centers and areas of general circulation, totaling 1500 points vaccination.

In São Paulo, the goal is to vaccinate 2.4 million children by the end of the campaign. For this, more than 11 000 health stations, fixed and mobile will be mobilized. The Federal District plans to immunize 173 764 000 children. To achieve this goal, the vaccine will be available in more than 280 posts.

In 2012 were vaccinated throughout the country more than 14 million children, representing 99% of the target audience. This year, the target audience of the campaign of the oral vaccine are children from 6 months. This is because younger children are now being vaccinated with the injectable dose - introduced into the routine immunization schedule in the second half of 2012. With the change, Brazil is preparing to use only the injectable version when there is the eradication of the disease in the world.

In 1989 was the last recorded case of polio in Brazil and in 1994 the country received the World Health Organization (WHO) certified the eradication of the disease.

The Ministry of Health warns of the importance of parents take the booklet of vaccination to the health professional can assess the vaccination status of the child. The folder ensures that the vaccine is extremely safe, with rare reactions associated with its application. In some cases, such as in children with acute infections with fever above 38 degrees Celsius or hypersensitivity to any component of the vaccine, it is recommended that parents consult a doctor to evaluate whether the vaccine should be applied.

With information from the Agency Brazil

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