Parents and guardians of babies, children and adolescents under 15 years of age should be aware: this year’s National Campaign for Vaccination against Poliomyelitis and Multivaccination has already begun. In Rio Grande do Norte, the mobilization involves more than a thousand SUS health units spread across the state’s municipalities. There are 18 vaccines from the National Vaccination Calendar, from the National Immunization Program, which prevent diseases such as polio, measles, rubella, mumps, among others.
The intention is to expand vaccination coverage for children and adolescents under 15 years of age. In 2022, polio vaccine coverage, for example, is at 49% in the state. The coverage of the first dose of the Triple Viral is 46.5%. The data is from DataSus.
Infectologist Ethel reinforces: it is essential to have high vaccine coverage for the control of vaccine-preventable diseases.
“What it means to reach a large percentage of the population for the age group indicated for each vaccine. In general, the vaccination target is between 90 and 95% of the target audience to be vaccinated.”
The focus of the National Vaccination Campaign against Poliomyelitis, also known as infantile paralysis, is to vaccinate 95% of the population under five years of age. In addition to reducing the number of children and adolescents under 15 years of age who are not vaccinated and who have delayed vaccines, with the Multivaccination Campaign.
A resident of Natal, Pétala is an example to be followed by parents and guardians across the state. For the self-employed, vaccination is the best way to protect her 2-year-old daughter against vaccine-preventable diseases.
“It is essential to vaccinate. Vaccine is life. I am a mother of a little girl and I advise my friends and everyone to vaccinate, yes. This is protection. And, as a mother, it is my duty to protect and care in every way.”
The National Campaign for Vaccination against Poliomyelitis and Multivaccination runs until September 9 at the basic units. BCG vaccines are available for children and adolescents; hepatitis A, hepatitis B; penta; 10-valent pneumococcal; 23-valent pneumococcal; inactivated polio (VIP) and oral polio (OPV); human rotavirus; meningococcal C (conjugated), meningococcal ACWY (conjugated); yellow fever; MMR; tetraviral; bacterial triplex (DTP); adult duo (dT); chickenpox and quadrivalent HPV.
Updating the vaccination book increases the protection of children and adolescents against vaccine-preventable diseases, preventing outbreaks, hospitalizations and deaths. All immunizers are safe and are registered by the National Health Surveillance Agency, Anvisa.