Child receives vaccine against infantile paralysis in the 2021 campaign. (Photo: Paulo Francis/Arquivo)

Also on Monday, Sesau will start immunization against polio in children up to 4 years old.

Child receives vaccine against infantile paralysis in the 2021 campaign. (Photo: Paulo Francis/Arquivo)

Multi-vaccination campaign for children and adolescents up to 14 years old starts this Monday (8), in Campo Grande. According to Sesau (Municipal Health Department), the goal is to update vaccine booklet, in general, and immunize the group of up to four years against poliomyelitis, known as infantile paralysis.

According to the directive of the Ministry of Health, the two campaigns – multi-vaccination and against poliomyelitis – must continue until September 9, with “D-Day” on August 20. Last year, in Mato Grosso do Sul, the lowest rate of vaccination against polio was recorded since 1997.

Since 1990, Brazil has not had a poliomyelitis record and, in 1994, it received a certificate of an area free of circulation of the virus. The concern to carry out a campaign at the national level is due to the fact that there are still countries that register cases of the disease and, between last year and the first half of 2022, two other regions of the world, which also no longer had the circulation of the virus. , recorded new cases of the disease.

Infantile paralysis can cause serious sequelae, with the risk of progressing to death. According to the municipal secretary of health, the only way to ensure that there are no new cases is through vaccination.

Children under one year of age will receive the vaccine according to the children’s schedule. Individuals aged one to four years, however, will receive oral vaccine, known as the droplet.

These children will also be the target of the booklet update campaign, which will also reach teenagers up to 14 years old. In multivaccination, all routine doses for children and adolescents, as well as flu and covid-19 vaccines, will be available.

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