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Montevideo, December 13th 2018 - 13:15 UTC

Tag: Tropical diseases

  • Friday, January 26th 2018 - 09:42 UTC

    Massive vaccination, 23.8 million, against yellow fever in Sao Paulo and Rio do Janeiro

    Some 23.8 million people are expected to be vaccinated during the campaign, including 10.3 million in São Paulo and 10 million in Rio de Janeiro.

    Brazil launched a mass immunization campaign that will deliver fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine to residents of 69 municipalities in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The strategic plan for the campaign was developed with support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It will be the world’s largest vaccination campaign, to date, using fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine.