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After bringing forward the vaccination calendar, Rio has 26% of children immunized against dengue

After bringing forward the vaccination calendar, the number of children between 10 and 11 years of age who were vaccinated against dengue in Rio rose to 37,500.

According to the Health Secretary of the capital of Rio de Janeiro, Daniel Soranz, the number represents 26% of the target of 140 thousand children.

Last Tuesday (27) Rio City Hall announced the anticipation of the calendar due to low demand.

This Saturday (2), the Municipal Health Department (SMS) held the D-Day of actions against dengue, carrying out an active search for eligible children.

According to the State Department of Health (SES-RJ), Rio is experiencing the largest dengue epidemic in history.

The “Brazil United against Dengue” campaign also carried out environmental surveillance inspections to prevent and control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, distributing information material and guidance to users in various parts of the city.

There were ten awareness raising campaigns, in addition to around 130 prevention activities in more than 60 neighborhoods.

The dengue vaccine is available in all 238 Primary Care units in the city.

Source: CNN Brasil

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