Yellow fever vaccination will start on Friday (01) throughout the country of Santa Catarina. Criciúma doses will be available in all basic health care units (UBS). The immunization proposal was divided into six stages, and the Southern Region took the final step, taking into account the geographical situation.
The unit also took into account the population according to the Brazilian Geographic and Statistical Index (IBGE), the total doses applied in the region between 1994 and 2017, and the population balance to be vaccinated.
According to the data of Patrícia Ortigossa, coordinator of the Epidemiological Surveillance Program, the vaccine is released from nine months to 59 years. "There is a contraindication in autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, cancer, HIV, people with anaphylactic reaction (severe allergic reaction), neurological diseases, pregnant women and infants. , ”He explained.
According to the coordinator, people over 60 years of age, diabetic patients and hypertension can only receive the vaccine with a medical release presentation, others have a vaccination card. "For travelers on the outbreak in a country or countries requiring an international vaccination certificate, the dose should be given at least ten days before the trip," he added.
Children under two years of age cannot take concurrent virus or tetra virus vaccines with yellow fever vaccine. The minimum interval between vaccines should be 30 days.
Yellow fever is a contagious infectious disease caused by an arbovirus retained in the wild cycle. "It is transmitted by Haemagog and Siamese mosquitoes. The symptoms are similar to those shown in the virus, such as muscle pain, nausea and vomiting. In more severe cases, it can cause coma or death," Patricia said.
Patients suspected of having yellow fever should be examined for purse and vaccination. If confirmed, the patient does not need to be vaccinated after vaccination.