The Ministry of Health warns that demand for the polio vaccine is low

So far, solely 36.83% of youngsters between one and 4 years outdated have been vaccinated; The vaccination marketing campaign will proceed till September 30

According to knowledge launched by the Poa Health Department, as of this Wednesday (14/09), solely 36.83% of the target market in the municipality had been vaccinated towards polio. Since the begin of the vaccination marketing campaign, a complete of 2424 youngsters have obtained a dose of the immunizing agent since August 5. The municipality goals to vaccinate 95% (estimated quantity) of 5,700 youngsters aged one to 4 years and 11 months and 29 days.

Also, in keeping with the Ministry, till now the highest demand was amongst youngsters underneath one 12 months of age, however the proportion of vaccinations on this age group was solely 42.57%. At the identical time, vaccination of two, three and four-year-old youngsters stays at 30%. “We want to extend the proportion of youngsters vaccinated towards polio in Poa. “We are selling the National Polio Vaccination Campaign to all UBS (Primary Health Unit) in the metropolis, however the numbers present that we’re not reaching the goal,” Health Minister Alexander Provizor emphasised.

Since the launch of the marketing campaign, the Department of Health has performed strategic actions by way of the Department of Health to succeed in as many youngsters as potential, corresponding to the D-Immunization Day on August 20, the place almost 800 youngsters had been vaccinated. . At the forty seventh version of the Expoá (Orchids and Ornamentals Exhibition) held this September, Tenda da Saude, who was partying for seven days of the occasion, administered the vaccination, however because of low demand, solely 16 doses had been used.

Director of the Department of Control and Health, Leonardo Barbosa García, confused the significance of folks in cost to go to well being facilities and vaccinate their youngsters. “Nationwide, we’re at excessive threat of polio epidemics, which is why the National Polio Campaign has been stored low, so I’m interesting to oldsters and/or guardians to take their youngsters to the nearest UBS hospital. the place they stay to obtain the immunization. In this manner, we will management this illness, which is very harmful for our little youngsters,” he stated.

The nationwide marketing campaign towards poliomyelitis has been prolonged to 30 in the municipality, which was initially set to finish on September 9. Because of the low upkeep, vaccination could be carried out in any respect well being facilities besides the physician from 9:00 a.m. to three:00 p.m. Osvaldo Cypriano Monaco UBS, Jardim Nova Poa, vaccinations are carried out from 9 am to six pm. In order to obtain vaccines, it is essential to current a vaccination card, picture ID and proof of tackle.

Vaccination numbers:

Up to 01 years outdated – 579 doses had been used (42.57% of the vaccine)

From 01 to 02 years outdated – 585 doses had been used (33.62% of vaccine protection)

From 02 to 03 years outdated – 635 doses had been used (36.49% of vaccine protection)

From 03 to 04 years outdated – 625 doses had been used (35.91% of the vaccine)

Total: 2,424 doses administered (33.62% of vaccine protection)

PHOTOS: Rodrigo Nagafuti – Sekom Poa

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