The objective of the campaign is to increase vaccination coverage and reduce the chance of infectious agents to spread.
At birth, the human body does not have the necessary defenses to fight infections of external origin, such as viruses and bacteria. Vaccines help lower the risk of disease and enable healthy growth. During the first year of life, the baby receives a greater number of vaccines, unlike other stages of childhood and adulthood.
The pentavalent vaccine immunizes against five diseases and needs to be applied in the second month of life, by injection. The diseases are:
- Diphtheria: caused by bacteria that affects the tonsils, pharynx, larynx, nose or other parts of the body, such as skin and mucous membranes and can cause difficulty breathing.
- Tetanus: serious infection caused by the tetanus bacillus. It causes painful muscle contractions and can lead to death.
- Whooping cough: respiratory infection caused by bacteria. It is especially dangerous in babies.
- Hepatitis B: disease that causes malaise, fever, headache, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. In its most severe form, it can cause infections and even liver tumors.
The vaccine also prevents infections caused by Haemophilus Influenzae type b, which causes different infectious diseases with serious complications such as pneumonia, sore throat, earache, generalized infection in the bloodstream, inflammation in a membrane of the heart, inflammation of the joints and sinusitis. .
The vaccine that prevents yellow fever is applied with injection and recommended for the entire Brazilian territory. The infection caused by the virus can reach the liver, the heart and lead to death. Immunization is part of the National Multivaccination Campaign and can be applied to children from 9 months of age and also to adults who have not been immunized.
In the Children’s Handbook, the Ministry of Health provides information about the growth cycle and vaccines applied at each stage of life. All recommended immunization agents are offered free of charge by the Unified Health System (SUS).
The vaccines available for the update are:
- Hepatitis A and B;
Penta (DTP/Hib/Hep B);
VIP (Inactivated Poliomyelitis Vaccine);
VOP (Oral Poliomyelitis Vaccine);
HRV (Human Rotavirus Vaccine);
Meningococcal C (conjugated);
Meningococcal ACWY (conjugated);
MMR (measles, rubella, mumps);
Tetraviral (measles, rubella, mumps, chickenpox);
DTP (triple bacterial);
dT/ Adult Double (diphtheria and tetanus);
adult dTpa (diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough);
Pneumococcal 23-valent – Pneumo 23v;
quadrivalent HPV (human papillomavirus);
With the Children’s Handbook, the Ministry of Health provides information on vaccines applied at each stage of life. All immunizers are offered free of charge by the Unified Health System (SUS) to the entire population. Pasta recommends vaccinating all children under five years of age according to the National Vaccination Calendar to guarantee health and prevent numerous diseases.
The objective of the National Multivaccination Campaign, which runs until September 9, is to increase vaccination coverage and reduce the number of unvaccinated people. The greater the number of people vaccinated, the less chance that infectious agents will spread. Therefore, it is important to check the vaccination status and attend one of the over 40,000 health posts to keep protection up to date.
The campaign coincides with vaccination against Covid-19, which is ongoing. Covid-19 vaccines can be administered simultaneously or at any interval with the other vaccines of the National Vaccination Calendar in the population from three years of age.
Learn more about diphtheria.
Learn more about tetanus.
Learn more about whooping cough.
Learn more about hepatitis.
Source: Ministry of Health
For more information, contact the AMM Health Technical Advisor, Juliana Marinho, at (31) 2125-2433.
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