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Saúde de Campos returns to update school immunization records

The event, titled “The Importance of HPV Vaccine in School Age,” takes place Wednesday

Strengthening the vaccination strategy of children and pre-adolescents in school units, the Municipal Department of Health (SMS) has joined the Department of Education, Science and Technology (Seduct) for another action. The event, titled “The Importance of School-Age HPV Vaccination,” which takes place this Wednesday (18), at 3 p.m., at the Amaro Prata Tavares Municipal School, will mark the expansion of routine immunizations, including the resumption of application. . of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine, in public education units.

HPV is a virus that affects the skin and mucous membranes, and can cause warts or precursor cancerous lesions, such as those in the cervix, throat, or anus. And, in order to maintain the orientation and advancement of the vaccination of children and adolescents, a conference will be given by the technical advisor of the Department of Health Surveillance, of the Undersecretary of Primary Care, Health Surveillance and Promotion (Subpav), Charbell. Kury, for all community schools, including students and education professionals, as well as student parents and guardians.

“The conference is very important to dispel doubts about vaccinations and to increase the support of these parents and guardians in releasing vaccines to these children,” said Rodrigo Carneiro, Undersecretary of State.

Active research in school units has already offered, since March of this year, the Covid-19 vaccine and will now apply the HPV vaccine to girls aged 9 to 14 years and boys aged 11 to 14 years. On this occasion, the vaccination booklet for children and adolescents will also be updated, regardless of age, and the application of routine vaccinations. “We need parents aware of this importance and we are counting on their adherence so that we can increase the protection of our children and adolescents against human papilloma virus infection,” said Rodrigo.

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In the municipality, in 2021, 4,636 doses of HPV vaccine were administered to girls and 3,083 doses to boys. This year, 577 doses were applied for girls and 421 doses for boys. The quadruple HPV vaccine was implemented in the city in 2010 by former mayor Rosinha Garotinho and Health Secretary Paulo Hirano, who was also responsible for the case. The pioneering spirit led Campos to apply more than 100,000 doses of the vaccine between 2010 and 2016.

Source: SubCom

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