Rio State Vaccinates 500,000 on Yellow Fever D-Day

Already in 2018, the state of Rio recorded 26 cases of yellow fever in humans, with eight deaths.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Even with the rain in several regions of the state, about 500,000 people attended the vaccination sites on Saturday (January 27th) for what officials termed "D-Day" to combat yellow fever, according to a report released by the State Department of Health.

The public health event was organized with the support of 92 local governments within Rio de Janeiro state, as well as the mobilization of various organs of the state government and the legislative and judiciary branches.

According to the State Secretary of Health, Luiz Antônio Teixeira J . . .

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