24/09/2016 13h31 - Updated 25/09/2016 12h27

AM health centers open on Saturday for day D vaccination

The campaign is to update the immunization schedule for children under 5 years and children and adolescents 9 years 15 years.
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Health stations across the country will be open today (24) to update day D immunization schedule for children under 5 years and children and adolescents 9 years 15 years. They will be made available several vaccines such as TB, rotavirus, measles, rubella, whooping cough, mumps, e HPV.

The guidance of the Ministry of Health to states and municipalities is that vaccination rooms remain active throughout the day, However, working hours shall be borne by local health managers and may vary from one city to another

The campaign began on Monday (19) and ends 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.

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.
Immunization against polio began to have 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 had decreased in 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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