Dinas São Paulo will be doing a vaccine against it yellow fever in flight posts this month. Bus terminals, train stations and subway stations, as well as large circulation sites in the central region, will be immunization points.
The goal is to reach 95% of the state capital vaccination, which is currently 58.5%. The enterprise is part of a series of actions to combat arboviruses – which also include Zika virus and dengue fever – in the earlier period to summer and rainfall. The vaccine is available in all primary health units in the borough.
In order to receive the dose, an identification document and, if possible, a vaccination card and a Unified Health System (SUS) card.
Anyone who intends to travel to the areas recommended by the vaccine should receive the dose at least ten days before the travel date. This is the time it takes to the body to produce the antibodies against the disease.
Since September last year, when the vaccine campaign started in the borough, 6.8 million doses were taken against a yellow fever.
The region with highest coverage in the north, with 88.7% of the population vaccinated, then to the south with 68.9%, then to the west ( 57.6%), east (42.6%) and southeast (43, 1%). The central region with lowest coverage, with 23.2%.
In 2018, the capital city recorded 13 unusual cases (found in the borough) of yellow fever, six of which resulted in death. In addition, 107 enrolled cases enrolled.
The Municipal Health Department warns that the disease has been stable due to the low temperatures in recent months, but the tendency is that new cases arise during the summer.
It also highlights the fact that the city has registered a new epizootic (Sagui death) at Anhanguera Park during the first half of September. This shows that the virus circulates in the capital.
The vaccine against a yellow fever is not specified for children under 9, pregnant women, breastfeeding women up to 6 months and patients who have immunized any nature: cancer, HIV, treatment with immunogenic drugs (corticosteroids, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunomodulators) or organ transplantation. Skeptical cases must have a medical appraisal.
Vaccination leaflets can be checked on the website of the Municipal Health Secretariat.
Camila Maciel – Reporter by Agência Brasil São Paulo
Edition: Kleber Sampaio