November 28, 2023
Health expands polio vaccination campaign after poor adherence

Health expands polio vaccination campaign after poor adherence

The Ministry of Health announced the extension of the polio vaccination campaign until September 30 due to the vaccination coverage which is currently 35.12% among children aged 1 to 5 years. The campaign, which began on the eighth of last month, was supposed to continue until next Friday, and the goal was to reach 95% of vaccination coverage.

According to official data from the Ministry, sent to UOLThe campaign achieved just over 4 million doses applied to about 11,500 children across Brazil. The target population is 11.5 million people – these children are between 1 and 4 years old.

Below, you can find out the percentage of vaccination coverage by age – as well as the number of doses applied.

  1. One year: 36.95% (1,008,627 doses)
  2. Two years: 33.10% (977,922 doses)
  3. 3 years: 34.49% (1,024,097 doses)
  4. 4 years: 36.09% (1,053,343 doses)

As per usual practice, children should receive annual doses of the polio vaccine, starting at the age of two months.

Multiple vaccination campaign for children and adolescents

The multiple vaccination campaign is also being extended due to reduced adherence – reaching only 1.3 million children and adolescents, with 2.4 million doses applied. This in turn includes 13 vaccines for children and 7 vaccines for adolescents – below, you can check the list of available vaccinations, according to information from the Ministry of Health.

for kids:

  • hepatitis A and B;
  • Penta (DTP / Hib / Hep B);
  • Pneumococci 10 valence.
  • inactivated polio vaccine (VIP);
  • human rotavirus (HRV) vaccine;
  • meningococcal C (conjugated);
  • oral polio vaccine (VOP);
  • yellow fever;
  • MMR (measles, rubella, and mumps);
  • tetravirus (measles, rubella, mumps, chickenpox);
  • DTP (triplex bacteria);
  • chicken pox;
  • Tetravalent human papillomavirus (HPV).

For teens:

  • Human papillomavirus.
  • dT (double adult);
  • yellow fever;
  • maternal mortality rate;
  • hepatitis B;
  • dTpa;
  • Meningococcal ACWY (conjugated).