The city of São Paulo is vaccinating yellow fever flying messages this month. Bus stations, train stations and subway stations as well as large roundabouts in the central area are points for immunization.
The goal is to reach 95% of the state of vaccine coverage, which is currently 58.5%. The initiative is part of a series of actions to combat arboviruses such as Zika and dengue fever in the summer and rainfall. The vaccine is still available in all municipal health care units.
To receive the dose it is necessary to carry an identification document and a possible vaccination card and card from the Unified Health System (SUS) system.
Anyone who intends to travel to areas recommended by the vaccine should receive a dose at least ten days before the start of the trip. This is the time when your body will produce antibodies against the disease.
From September last year, when the vaccination campaign started in the municipal area, 6.8 million doses were used for yellow fever.
The largest coverage is North, 88.7% of the vaccinated populations, then 68.9% in the north, then 57.6% in the west, 42.6% in the south and 43.1% in the south-east. The central area has the lowest coverage, 23.2%.
In 2018, the capital registered 13 worth of caldwells (purchased in the municipal area), six of which caused death. In addition, 107 imports were registered.
The Ministry of Health warns that in recent months the disease has stabilized due to low temperatures, but the trend is that new cases will arise during the summer's arrival.
It also emphasizes that the city registers the new epidemic (Sagu's death) in the Anhanguera Park in the first half of September. This shows that the virus circulates in the capital.
The vaccinated yellow fever is not intended for use in children below 9 months of age, pregnant women, women over 6 months of breast-feeding women and patients with any type of immunodepression: cancer, HIV, treatment with immunosuppressive medicines (corticosteroids, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunomodulators) have been transplanted. Cases of suspicions must be made by a medical assessment.
Vaccine leaflets can be checked on the website of the municipal secretariat.
Camila Maciel – Agência Brasil Editor of São Paulo
Edition: Kleber Sampaio