More of 28 thousand receive immunization against yellow fever

The vaccine is available in all Basic Health Units of Manaus Prefecture that have vaccination rooms, a total of 182 spaces throughout the city.
03/02/2017 11h33 - Updated 3/02/2017 11h33
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During the month of January there was an increase in demand for immunization against yellow fever offered by the Unified Health System (THEIR). Because of the outbreak of cases in the states of Minas Gerais, Maranhão and Espírito Santo, there was a rush to vaccination posts and, In Manaus, It was not different. The registered capital 63% growth in the number of doses applied, over the same period last year.

In 2016 They were applied 17.265 doses e, this year, 28.110 achieved by imunobiológico, which means a difference of 10.845 doses in the period. "It is noteworthy that, since 2001 no cases of yellow fever in Manaus, and the vaccine was already advocated in the city before the outbreak at the beginning of year, unlike the regions of the country are experiencing cases of the disease ", said the municipal secretary of Health, in exercise, Lubélia Sa Freire.

The vaccine against yellow fever is part of the National Vaccination Calendar for the North and Midwest regions, the states of Minas Gerais and Maranhao, and some municipalities in the States of Piauí, Bahia, Sao Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

"The individual who proves, through vaccination card, who took two doses of vaccine, vaccinated is considered ", He explained the head of the immunization division Semsa, Izabel Hernandez, not reporting period 2013 a 2016 They had already been applied 647.127 doses of vaccine against yellow fever, Single doses of, Initial doses and revaccination.

The vaccine is available in all Basic Health Units of Manaus Prefecture that have vaccination rooms, a total of 182 spaces throughout the city. The doses may be administered from nine months of age, with reapplication 4 years.

The routine schedule provides for a new dose of vaccine after 10 years to adult. Immunization is also recommended for people who will travel to other countries, according to the guidelines of the International Health Regulations (RSI).


Until the first decades of the twentieth century, yellow fever was a serious public health problem, affecting urban populations. After, the disease was controlled in large cities. The disease is classified as "wild" and "urban".

The jungle yellow fever remains naturally in a transmission cycle involving nonhuman primates (host animals) and wild mosquitoes of the genus Haemagogus and Sabethes. The mosquito is contaminated by biting an infected monkey and, by biting a person, transmits the virus.

Urban yellow fever, which is not registered in the country since 1942, It is caused by the same virus and manifests itself in the same way, but the mosquito is Aedes aegypti.

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