Mandaguari City Council begins polio vaccination on Monday

Mandaguari City Council begins polio vaccination on Monday

Mandagwari City Hall, through the Municipal Health Department (SMS), on Monday (27), begins the vaccination campaign against polio, also known as infantile paralysis or polio. The immunization targets children under five years of age and will continue until June 14 at all UBSs in the city – except for UBS Jardim Progresso.

Polio is an acute, irreversible infectious disease caused by wild poliovirus (PVS). In severe cases, when there is muscle paralysis, the lower extremities are most affected.

VOP (oral polio vaccine) and VIP (inactivated polio vaccine) are the two vaccines available in Brazil to protect against polio. Since 2016, the polio regimen has been three doses of injectable vaccine for children aged 2, 4 and 6 months. Furthermore, the National Immunization Program (PNI) recommends two further booster doses with the bivalent oral vaccine, known as the drop.

The disease has been eradicated in Brazil since 1989. In 1994, the country was certified as free of wild poliovirus transmission. For the situation to remain this way, it is necessary for the population to complete the schedule of childhood vaccinations.

According to SMS, D-Day is scheduled to be on 8/6 (Saturday), from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at Praça Independência.

Vaccination against polio
5/27 to 6/14
where At all UBSs in the city, except UBS Jardim Progresso, from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1 PM to 5 PM

source: Mandaguari City Hall Social Media

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