National Movement for Vaccination in schools begins in DF

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Action reinforces the need to update the records of children and adolescents under 15 years of age

The Elementary Education Center (CEF) 306, in Asa Norte, was the stage this Wednesday (3) for an important action to raise awareness among parents, guardians and the entire school community about the importance of childhood immunization. The National Movement for Vaccination in the School Community, coordinated by the Ministry of Health, with the support of the Department of Health (SES-DF), reinforces the need to update the records of children and adolescents under 15 years of age.

“We started in this energy, in this beautiful environment. The teams work nonstop, vaccinating the population. We go to schools, fairs, shopping malls, the zoo. We are at a time where we can no longer wait in the vaccine room, we have to go where the population is. And we are proud of the numbers we can present”, said Health Secretary, Lucilene Florêncio.

Present at the event, the Secretary of Health took advantage of the moment to get a dose of the flu vaccine. Photo: Jhonatan Cantarelle/Agência Saúde-DF.

At this stage of the movement, the CEF of 306 Norte was the first unit to receive the initiative. The school serves 440 students from 1st to 7th years. 6th year student Cecília Sousa Paiva, 11, has her vaccination card up to date. The student says that the whole family is worried about this attitude. “When I was little, I cried about having to get vaccinated because I was scared. Today, I cry to get vaccinated,” said the student.

The Minister of Health, Nisia Trindade, also took the opportunity to get immunized against the flu. “It is time to rebuild trust in science and health. The vaccine saves our lives,” she pointed out.

The program aims to raise awareness among parents, guardians and the entire school community about the importance of childhood immunization. Photo: Jhonatan Cantarelle/Agência Saúde-DF.

Immunized children

With shouts of excitement at the presence of Zé Gotinha, the launch of the program was met with enthusiasm from the children. With a smile on his face, CEF 306 Norte student Samuel Silva, 13, was the first to be vaccinated on stage against the human papillomavirus (HPV). “I think the vaccine is very important, because it protects us and prevents us from many diseases,” he declared. “And it didn’t even hurt!”, he added.

With a smile on his face, CEF 306 Norte student Samuel Silva, 13, was the first to be vaccinated against HPV on stage. Photo: Jhonatan Cantarelle/Agência Saúde-DF.

For Leticia de Sousa Paiva, 13, the vaccine was a “bite”, but the pain went away quickly. Also immunized against HPV, the student motivated other young people to protect themselves. “The vaccine is good and it is free. So, enjoy and let’s take care of our health”, she invited.

03.04.2024 Launch Ceremony of the National Vaccination Movement in the school community at a school in Asa Norte

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