Commissioner Ricardo Vasconcelos warns of low coverage of polio vaccinations

This Thursday (12th) during the session of the Aracaju City Council, Commissioner Ricardo Vasconcelos (REDE) began speaking in a small office talking about the low coverage of polio vaccinations. At least 500,000 children in the country have not been vaccinated against polio.

A large number of people without protection from the disease led the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to include Brazil among eight Latin American countries at high risk of recurrence. This was one of the issues addressed by the Member of Parliament.

“I speak once again of the irresponsibility of parents who confuse a sense of motherhood and fatherhood with a party ideology of not vaccinating their children against polio, as if covid problems were not enough. We must join forces to change this situation, after all, Ricardo Vasconcelos pointed out.

What is polio?

Polio (paralysis) is an acute infectious disease caused by a virus that can infect children and adults and, in severe cases, lead to paralysis of the lower extremities. Vaccination is the only form of contraception. All children under the age of five should be vaccinated.

Author: Jessica Amaral

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