The Brazilians, who will be participating in the World Youth Day in Panama, between January 22nd and 27th, should pay attention to the vaccination brochure. The signal is from the Brazilian Society for Immunization (SBIm), considering that the event gathers about half a million participants from more than 100 countries, which facilitates the spread of infectious diseases.
In the last edition, in 2016, in Poland, the Brazilian delegation, with about 13,000 participants, was the third largest, behind only Polish and Italian.
The advice is to update the vaccination calendar, paying special attention to the yellow fever vaccines required to enter Panama, the triple viral (measles, mumps and rubella), triple bacterial (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) hepatitis A; and polio. The dose against meningitis (ACWY, if possible) is also recommended by the subject.
"In addition to individual protection, those who are vaccinated cooperate for collective protection. The outbreak of measles facing Amazonas and Roraima since mid-2018 stems from the contact of non-immune Brazilians with infected people in another country. The same thing happened in Seara between 2013 and 2015, "said SBIm.
According to the statement, Panama, as well as Brazil, is an area classified as a risk for dengue and language. It is therefore recommended to use repellents during the trip.