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Multivacination campaign begins next Monday

Multivacination campaign begins next Monday

It was released on Tuesday (13 ), by the Minister of Health, Ricardo Barros, the National Multivacination Campaign 2016. The campaign aims to make parents or guardians update the vaccination portfolios of their children, especially children under 5 years, children of 9 years and adolescents between the ages of 10 and 15.

The Ministry of Health sent 19.2 million extra doses of 14 vaccines to health posts nationwide. Ricardo Barros explained that the inclusion of adolescents is because this group is more resistant to vaccination, and many parents believe that there is no need to immunize children in this age group.

The campaign will start next Monday (19) and has its closure on September 30, having as day of national mobilization on the 24th. In total, 26.8 million doses were sent throughout Brazil, both for routine vaccination in September (7.6 million doses) and extra doses.

CHANGES IN THE CALENDAR - In January 2016, the ministry promoted changes in the vaccination schedule of four vaccines: poliomyelitis, HPV, meningococcal C (conjugated) and 10-valent pneumococcal. The National Vaccination Calendar has routine and periodic changes due to changes in the epidemiological situation, indications of vaccines or the incorporation of new vaccines. Check the changes this year:

POLIOMIELITE - The vaccination schedule against polio became three doses of the injectable vaccine - VIP (2, 4 and 6 months) and another two booster doses with the oral vaccine - VOP (droplet). By 2015, the scheme was two injectables (VIP) and three oral (VOP). The change is in line with the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and as part of the global polio eradication process. It is worth noting that this substitution does not affect the protection of the children, who are already immunized with the three injectable doses.

HPV - The vaccination schedule increased from three to two doses, with a six-month interval between them. Recent studies show that the two-dose schedule shows an antibody response in healthy girls ages 9 to 14 years compared to the immune response of 15- to 25-year-old women who received three doses. Women living with HIV between 9 and 26 years should continue to receive the three-dose regimen.

MENINGOCÓCICA - The booster, which was previously given at 15 months, was administered at 12 months, preferably made up to 4 years. The first doses of meningococcal continue to be performed at 3 and 5 months.

PNEUMOCÓCICA - Reduction of one dose in the 10-valent pneumococcal vaccine. It was administered in two doses, at 2 and 4 months, with a reinforcement preferably at 12 months, which can be received up to 4 years. This recommendation was also made because the studies show that the two-dose regimen plus one boost has the same effectiveness as the three-dose regimen plus a booster.


Aids prevention pills will be distributed in the SUS

Aids prevention pills will be distributed in the SUS

By the end of the year must reach the System (SUS) the medicine that can prevent HIV infection. The information from the Ministry of Health was announced by Adele Benzaken, Director of the Department of STDs, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, at the 21st International AIDS Conference in South Africa. Known as Truvada, the drug pre-exposure prophylaxis ( PrEP) decreases the chances of Aids virus contamination when taken continuously.

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Mesentery: Understand how the new organ works

Mesentery: Understand how the new organ works

Classified the mesentery as an organ, but left open its possible functions within the organism, saying that they still need to be investigated and better understood. However, there are already some parts of this organ within the body that are well known. Portion of the small intestine connected with the mesentery - Photo: Getty Images "The mesentery is part of the abdominal structures and is basically responsible for fix any moving part of the intestine, connecting it to the organism through nerves and vessels that feed the intestinal tract and also bring the nutrients absorbed in digestion in these organs, "says coloproctologist Maria Cristina Sartor, president of the Brazilian Society of Coloproctology (SBCP) Within its lipid structure, the mesentery carries several blood vessels, nerves and even lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels (part of the body's immune system), giving full support to the intestine in its connection with the rest of the body.

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