The Ministry of Health believes it was destroyed in Brazil in 2016, and measles has returned, infecting the country and Minas Gerais due to poor vaccine binding. To promote the immunization of children between the ages of six months and five years, the Minas Gerais State Department of Health (SES-MG) will hold a D-Day next Saturday (April 30) where all primary health care units will operate to use the vaccine.
Another audience that should also be vaccinated are healthcare workers. There were 130,148 people vaccinated out of an estimated 606,091, up 21.5 percent. The campaign continues on March 6. and a total of about 85% of the target population is unvaccinated. The vaccine against measles is a so-called triple virus vaccine in two doses, which also applies to rubella and mumps.
The last campaign in 2021 resulted in vaccination coverage still falling short of the 95 per cent target recommended by the Ministry of Health. 79.82% of children less than 12 months of age were achieved with the first dose (D1) and 64.52% of children 15 months of age with the second dose (D2).
“Vaccines save lives, which is why it’s so important to keep your vaccination card up to date. Parents and guardians must take their children to receive the vaccine and everyone must keep their vaccination cards up to date, ”confirms Josianne Dias Gusmão, coordinator of the SES-MG immunization program.
Measles is a contagious, acute, contagious and highly contagious disease that can lead to complications and death, especially in children under one year of age. However, it can be prevented by administering an MMR vaccine.
* Trainee under the supervision of Jociane Morais, a journalist