Since the beginning of the year to Friday (15), 253,616 doses of the yellow fever vaccine have been used in Curitiba, according to the municipal health department. Vaccination was strengthened after identification of yellow fever virus in monkeys on the coast of the state and then with confirmed cases in humans. In the last ten years, 790 thousand people were immunized in Curitiba.
Paraná has eight confirmed cases of the disease and has reported a death from yellow fever since July last year, according to the latest health minister's bulletin released on Thursday.
The vaccine is the most effective way to prevent the disease and is indicated for those who are 9 months to 59 years of age. It is only a dose for a lifetime, ie. Anyone who has been vaccinated against yellow fever does not need strength. People over the age of 60, pregnant and nursing mothers need prescription to take the vaccine.
Curitiba does not have the circulation of the yellow fever virus, but since the first case was confirmed in Paraná on January 28, the demand for the vaccine has increased. The city registered two cases of the disease, but the patients were infected in other municipalities.