Last Saturday (30), six basic health units were opened to vaccinate in Joinville as a preventative step against yellow fever. Last week, the first death of the disease in the city was confirmed – the first in Santa Catarina in more than 50 years – encouraging the campaign to start in June last year to be even more urgent.
With this, 2,668 vaccinations were used on Saturday at the Cubatão, Aventureiro, Floresta and Vila Nova, and Pirabeiraba. Now with a vaccination this Saturday, Joinville reaches at least 211,000 residents who have been vaccinated against yellow fever.
The objective of the Health Secretariat, according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, is to immunize 262 thousand people again. On Saturday, several villagers took the opportunity to upgrade the vaccination portfolio, and 1,121 vaccinations were applied to other diseases.
The vaccination is free and there is no need to vaccinate those that have taken it yet, because the dose is worth for life. The priority is to serve people from nine months to 59 years. Yellow fever is transmitted by mosquito Aedes Aegypti, has no treatment and can result in death.
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