São Paulo starts vaccination against yellow fever


The city of São Paulo will be vaccinated against yellow fever this summer. Bus terminals, railway stations and subway stations and extensive circulation zones in the central region will be points for immunization.

The aim is to achieve 95% coverage of state-owned vaccination, which currently stands at 58.5%. The initiative is part of a series of measures to combat arboviruses – which also include the Zika virus and the dengue fever – before the summer and precipitation. The vaccine remains available in all basic health units in the municipality.

On Saturday (10), the Largo to Cambucca and Faculdade Hotec flights are located in the central region. In order to receive the dose, an identification document and, if possible, a vaccination card and a card from the Uniform Health System (SUS) must be carried.

Anyone intending to travel to areas recommended by the vaccine should receive a dose of at least ten days before the date of travel. It's time for the body to produce antibodies against the disease.

Since September, when a vaccination campaign began in the municipality, 6.8 million doses were used against the yellow fever.

The region with the highest coverage is in the north, where 88.7% of the population is vaccinated, followed by the south with 68.9%, then west (57.6%), east (42.6%) and south-east (43.1%). The central region has the lowest coverage of 23.2%.

Six deaths

In 2018, the capital recorded 13 autochthonous cases (acquired in the municipality) of yellow fever, six of which resulted in death. In addition, 107 imported cases were registered.

The municipal health department points out that in recent months the stability of the disease due to low temperatures, but the trend is that new cases occur at the arrival of the summer.

It also points out that in the first half of September the site registered a new epizootic (Sagui's death) in Anhanguera Park. This indicates that the virus circulates in the capital.


Yellow fever vaccine is not indicated for children under 9 months of age, pregnant women, women breastfeeding children up to 6 months and patients with immunodepression of any kind: cancer, HIV, immunosuppressive therapy (corticosteroids, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunomodulators) or who have undergone organ transplantation. Examples of doubt must be made by a health assessment.

You can check the vaccination list on the website of the Secretariat for Health Care of Municipalities.

Source http://agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/saude/noticia/2018-11/sao-paulo-inicia-vacinaca-contrafe-amarela

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