09/09/2016 14h33 - Updated 13/09/2016 20h37

Susam starts distribution of vaccines for the National Campaign Multivaccination

Until now, 23 of 62 municipalities have made the removal of extra vaccine lots to support the campaign.
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The State Department of Health (Sesame) started distributing, to municipalities in the state, of vaccines to be used during the National Campaign Multivaccination, to be performed 19 a 30 this September. The campaign aims to promote the updating of the immunization schedule (vaccine card) in children under five years of age. In this year, will also be targeted by this strategy children nine years and adolescents 10 years and minors 15 years (with 14 years, 11 months and 29 days). Until now, 23 of 62 municipalities have made the removal of extra vaccine lots to support the campaign.

According to the state secretary of health, Pedro Elias de Souza, Multivaccination the campaign aims to rescue the unvaccinated population or with incomplete vaccination schedules, during childhood and adolescence, to improve the coverage and, like this, maintain controlled and eradicated many diseases.

Last year, but of 200 thousand doses of various vaccines were applied throughout the state. According to the coordinator of the Immunization Program Monitoring Foundation for Health (FVS), Izabel Nascimento, will be available in all state health facilities the 14 vaccines for children and five teenagers who are part of the National Vaccination Calendar. For children under five years, BCG are available, Hepatitis B, pentavalent, rotavirus, Pneumo 10, Meningo C, MMR, Chickenpox, DTP infantil, Polio and Hepatitis A, among others. And the children of nine years and adolescents 10 Children under 15 years, They will be protected against hepatitis B, MMR, Yellow fever, HPV, among others. "Children between six and nine years have with some of late vaccines should also attend health facilities", said.

The coordinator points out that it is essential that parents take children and adolescents to health facilities with vaccination booklet, for professionals to assess whether there is any vaccine that has not been administered or if there are doses that need to be applied, to complete the vaccination schedule for each vaccine. She adds that on Saturday, day 24, It will be held the "D-Day" campaign.

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