This Saturday (11), another edition of the Multivaccination Task Force takes place: “Who loves, gets vaccinated!”. This time, the action to update the vaccination records of children and adolescents aged between 2 months and 15 years will be carried out at the Basic Family Health Unit (UBSF) of Santa Helena. All vaccines on the routine schedule, Covid-19 and against the flu, will be administered from 9am to 12pm.
“Vaccines will be administered according to each child’s vaccination status. Don’t forget to take your children to be vaccinated. We will have specialized professionals to carry out the screening and the service is always very fast”, explains the Immunization coordinator of the Municipal Health Department (SMS), Amanda Carvalho.
Children over 2 months of age will be offered the following vaccines: Hepatitis B, Penta (diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and polio), Inactivated Polio (VIP), Oral Polio (OPV), Rotavirus, Pneumo 10, Meningo C , Triple Viral (measles, mumps and rubella), DTP (triple bacterial), Yellow fever, Hepatitis A and Chickenpox.
In the adolescent calendar, in addition to boosters for childhood immunizations, there are Hepatitis B, MMR, Diphtheria and adult tetanus, DTPa, Meningococcal ACWY, quadrivalent HPV and Yellow Fever vaccines.
The Influenza vaccines, which prevent flu, and Covid-19 will be administered to people over 6 months of age.
For vaccination, parents or legal guardians of children and adolescents who are within the age range need only bring their child’s personal documents and vaccination booklet.
The Multivaccination Task Force is a strategy implemented since October 2022 with the aim of increasing vaccination coverage rates, in addition to increasing protection against vaccine-preventable diseases among children and young people in the municipality. This year the action has already taken place in the Basic Family Health Units (UBSF) of Parque Prazeres, Eldorado and Santa Rosa and Shopping Boulevard Campos.
“The population’s adherence to immunization is very important. Campos was once a reference in vaccination and we are working to regain this status, as vaccines save lives”, reinforces Amanda Carvalho.