Vaccination Against Yellow Fever is Intensified in Brazil’s South Region

Vaccination, which should occur at least 10 days before a visit to the affected region, is recommended for anyone over the age of 9 months, including adults over 60 years old.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With an outbreak of the virus detected in the states of Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, and Santa Catarina, vaccination against yellow fever is being intensified in the South Region.

Vaccination actions began in August and continue until December, the months that precede the seasonal period of the disease in the three states, which occurs from December to May.

During a video conference by the Ministry of Health, authorities of the state of Santa Catarina presented an action plan to address the disease before the seasonal period. The goal is for municipalities to actively search for . . .

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