Brazil Extends Yellow Fever Vaccination Drive Nationwide

The recent outbreak of yellow fever in some of the nation's most populous states have led officials to try immunize the entire population by April 2019.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fearing the spread of yellow fever to states which have not yet reported cases, the Brazilian government announced on Tuesday that it will start a nationwide vaccination campaign to immunize over 77.5 million that have not yet been vaccinated by April of 2019.

“We hope to face the new yellow fever cycle that will occur next summer with the population totally immunized,” Health Minister Ricardo Barros told reporters during a press conference.

Minister Barros, however, stated that there is not a nationwide outbreak of yellow fever currently in the . . .

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