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SP has the last day of the multivaccination campaign for children and adolescents

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SP has the last day of the multivaccination campaign for children and adolescents

The Government of São Paulo closes this Wednesday (30) the multivaccination campaign for children and adolescents. Among the immunizations are BCG vaccines, against tuberculosis, immunising against hepatitis A and B, polio and rotavirus and the pentavalent vaccine – against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and invasive diseases caused by hemophilus b.

Vaccination stations also apply immunizers against mumps, yellow fever, measles, rubella, chickenpox and HPV.

The vaccination rate in the state of São Paulo is still low: since the beginning of August, when the campaign began, only 15.9% have attended a vaccination center considering the public between 5 and 14 years old.

According to the folder, the best coverage occurred among children under one year old, which reached 140.8% of attendance, which represents 777.7 thousand people. Of these, 80.4% received some type of immunization to update their vaccination records.

The Secretary of State for Health (SES) reinforces that it is essential that children and adolescents are vaccinated to stay protected and prevent diseases that are already eradicated from circulating again.

The state has 9.1 million children and adolescents in this age group, and those responsible must take them to the vaccination posts with the booklet so that health professionals can check if the immunization is up to date.

Immunization strategies are defined by municipalities. However, vaccines are permanently available at posts, according to the National Vaccination Calendar defined by the Ministry of Health.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, around 4.5 million children and adolescents in the target audience were vaccinated.

Source: CNN Brasil

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