Via the Ministry of Health, a report dated April 12: Alert: 10 million still need to be vaccinated against yellow fever. Excerpt from the edited Google translation:
Brazil has confirmed 1,127 cases and 331 deaths in the period from July 1, 2017 to April 10 of this year. Vaccination in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and São Paulo is still below the target
The Ministry of Health reinforces the importance of the population to look for vaccination posts in the new risk areas of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Bahia. According to the epidemiological bulletin published on Wednesday (11), which includes information sent by local managers, the three states are still well below the vaccination target, which is 95%. The coverage of the current campaign in Rio de Janeiro is 40.9%, Bahia is 55% and São Paulo is 52.4% of the target population vaccinated. The vaccine is available at health clinics. The period of discharge of the disease continues until May. In all, the campaign in these states seeks to immunize 23.8 million people.
The data refers to the 77 cities that were part of the campaign with fractionation strategy and the expansion to another 52 municipalities of São Paulo. These municipalities should continue to vaccinate the population with the fractionated dose, which guarantees the same protection of the standard dose, and expand vaccine coverage to prevent new cases of yellow fever in the country.
As vaccination continues to be the most important tool to prevent the emergence of cases next summer, the entire Brazilian territory is a recommended area for vaccination against yellow fever. The expansion was announced by the Ministry of Health in March this year. It will be done gradually and completed by April 2019. The measure is preventive and aims to anticipate protection against disease for the entire population in case of an increase in the area of circulation of the virus. Currently, some states in the Northeast and part of the South and Southeast are not part of the vaccine recommendation areas.
From July 1, 2017 until April 10, the Ministry of Health registered 1,127 confirmed cases of yellow fever. In total, 5,052 cases were reported, of which 2,806 were already discarded and 1,119 were still under investigation. Last year, considering the same monitoring period (July / 2016 to April 10, 2017) saw 712 cases and 228 confirmed deaths. Reports of yellow fever have followed, since last year, the seasonality of the disease, which happens mostly in the summer. Thus, the period for the analysis runs from July 1 to June 30 of each year.