Tribuna do Norte – Few cities reach polio vaccination target

More than a month after the launch of the nationwide polio vaccination marketing campaign, solely 5 of the 17 municipalities within the sixteenth well being area have reached the polio vaccination target. Borrazopolis, Calore, Marumbi, Novo Itacolomi and Rio Bom achieved 100% vaccination of the estimated target viewers (see infographic). The lowest charges have been recorded in Faxinal (57.4%) and San Pedro do Ivai (59.4%). The Ministry of Health has prolonged the marketing campaign till September 30 resulting from low vaccination protection throughout the nation.

The headquarters of Apukarana Regional Municipality has achieved 60.57% of its target of vaccinating 7,360 kids aged 12 months to five years, equal to 4,457 doses, as of yesterday. According to municipal well being secretary Emidio Bachiega, the numbers are encouraging, however extra data from mother and father is required to reach the potential 95% vaccination protection, the share beneficial by the World Health Organization to eradicate the illness. .

Polio vaccine is obtainable at 26 main well being items in Apukarana for the reason that marketing campaign started. The City Hall has additionally deployed the immunization agent at different factors to develop protection and is contemplating adopting new methods. “On September 3, we carried out vaccination in 23 metropolis kids’s facilities so as to improve consideration to this essential matter of defending the well being of our kids. We will promote new actions and methods to provide an growing variety of kids the chance to be vaccinated,” mentioned Junior, Mayor of Femak.

In Apukarana, the polio vaccination marketing campaign will proceed till October 31.


Yesterday, Arapongas reached 62.2% polio vaccination protection. Also pre-CMEI is the results of childhood vaccination, a method adopted final month and helped the secretariat to method the target viewers. According to Health Minister Moasir Paludetto Jr., 600 doses have been administered with prior parental consent. The immunization authorization doc is distributed by the CMEIs.

“Adherence has not been as we wish, however mother and father are regularly giving permission. This is a victory for us,” he mentioned.

According to Paludetto, low vaccine protection is a nationwide concern as a result of danger of re-introduction of the illness within the nation. Brazil has not had a case of polio since 1989, and in 1994 it was licensed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) as a wild polio free space, together with all the Americas. Declining vaccine protection within the Americas has led PAHO to record Brazil and 5 different Latin American nations as areas in danger for the illness’s return.

“There is a danger of re-an infection of the illness, however it’s as a result of low vaccination charge registered within the nation. It may very well be like we’ve reintroduced measles,” says Paludetto.

The secretary doesn’t rule out the potential for organising a vaccination tent within the central sq. of the municipality to extend vaccination protection and obtain the purpose. Arapongas has eleven vaccination factors through the week, from Monday to Friday, three sections are open till 8:00 pm: Conjunto Palmares 18 hours, Conjunto Petropolis 18 hours and Flamingo conjunto 18 hours.

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