Measles and polio vaccination campaign still low in coverage

Measles and polio vaccination campaign still low in coverage

Vaccination runs until the 31st and so far 16% of the target audience has been reached

Victory SheetVictory SheetGovernment will fine parents who do not bring their children to vaccinate.Almost ten days after the start of the vaccination campaign, 84% of children have not yet been vaccinated against polio and measles.The preliminary report from the Ministry of Health shows that last Tuesday (14), 3.6 million doses of polio and measles vaccines were applied to children across the country.The volume represents just over 16% of the target audience of the immunization campaign against the two diseases.The ministry is expected to vaccinate at least 11 million incomplete 1 to 5-year-olds by August 31, the campaign's closing date, which began on the 6th of this month.To date, the states that have the best immunization coverage for polio and measles are Rondônia and São Paulo.Those with the lowest rates are Amazonas and Roraima, precisely the states that have suffered from measles outbreaks in recent months due to the importation of a virus circulating in Venezuel...


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