To warn the population of the importance of yellow fever vaccination, the Guaruja Prefecture, on the coast of Sao Paulo, is campaigning for Prinya Branka and Perek communities on Saturday (26).
According to city information, more than 190,000 people have already been vaccinated against yellow fever in the city and the goal is to immunize more than 276,000 people.
The neighborhoods were chosen because of the proximity to Bertiga, a town that registered a yellow fever victim at Bajasada Santisa this year. In addition, other people have already died from the disease in Eldorado, in the Ribeira Valley.
However, according to the municipality, vaccination will take place from 9 am to 2 pm at both sites. During his activity, the dengue combat team will be present, performing house-to-house, in the removal of breeding grounds.
The city also reminds that the vaccine can be found in 20 health units (UBS and Usafas) from 9 to 15 hours.
Vaccination is contraindicated for children under 9 months of age, pregnant women, women who breastfeed children up to 6 months of age, chemotherapy patients, radiotherapy or high-dose corticosteroids.
If in doubt, you should consult a doctor to ask for permission. They should also consult the physician about the need for the vaccine, the HIV virus, the patients treated with completed neoplasms, transplanted, hemophiliacs or people with blood diseases and sickle cell disease.
Infectious diseases transmitted via infected mosquito bites that can affect humans and animals such as monkeys. There is no direct transmission from person to person. The vaccine is the main tool for disease prevention and control.
The main symptoms are: fever, chills, headaches, pain in the body, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. The clinical manifestation includes hepatic and renal failure, ability to kill.