19/09/2016 07h58 - Updated 19/09/2016 11h06

Campaign begins today to update immunization cards

The mobilization target audience are children under 5 years and children and adolescents 9 years 15 years.
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Starts today (19) the National Campaign Multivaccination nationwide, to update the vaccination of children and adolescents book. The mobilization target audience are children under 5 years and children and adolescents 9 years 15 years.

The D Day national mobilization is scheduled for Saturday (24), when stations will be open to serve those who have difficulty attending during business hours. The campaign continues until 30 in about September 36 thousand permanent posts in Brazil. altogether, 350 thousand professionals participating in the action.

According to the Ministry of Health, They were sent to all units of the Federation 26,8 million doses – including 7,6 million for the September routine immunization and 19,2 million extra doses for the campaign.

Passbook Update

The goal of the action is to combat the occurrence of vaccine-preventable diseases in the country and reduce the vaccination dropout rates - especially among teenagers.

Changes in vaccination schedule

In January this year, the Ministry of Health amended the vaccination schedule four vaccines: polio, HPV, meningococcal C (conjugated) and pneumococcal 10 valente.

The vaccination schedule against poliomyelitis increased to three doses of injectable vaccine (2, 4 e 6 months) and two booster doses with the oral vaccine. Up until 2015, the scheme was two injectable doses and three oral.

Already the HPV vaccination increased from three to two doses, with an interval of six months between them for healthy girls 9 a 14 years. girls 9 a 26 years living with HIV should continue to receive the three-dose schedule.

In the case of meningococcal C, reinforcement, which was administered to 15 months, It has to be done preferably on 12 months, It may be made to the 4 years. The first two doses are still being carried out to 3 e 5 months.

Pneumococcal decreased by a dose and was administered in two (2 e 4 months), preferably with a reinforcement to 12 months, but which can be received by the 4 years.

Source: Agency Brazil

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