12 municipalities in AM will receive vaccines next week

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From Redação and Agência Brasil|

Next week, 12 municipalities in Amazonas will receive a dengue vaccine from the federal government. The announcement was made this Thursday (1) by the director of the Department of Immunization and Communicable Diseases of the Ministry of Health, Eder Gatti, in a tripartite meeting at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in Brasília.

In total, distribution will be carried out in 521 Brazilian municipalities.

The 12 municipalities in Amazonas that will receive the dengue vaccine are:

The department was awaiting the translation into Portuguese of the leaflet for the Qdenga immunizer, a requirement from the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) to the manufacturer, the Japanese laboratory Takeda.

This Wednesday (31), the Minister of Health, Nísia Trindade, said that the issue would be resolved by sending the file in digital format.

Art Dengue vaccination map by state

Due to a limited number of doses to be supplied by the laboratory itself, vaccination against dengue will prioritize children and adolescents aged 10 to 14 years old, the age group that has the highest number of hospitalizations after the elderly.

People over 60 years of age are not recommended to receive the dose due to the lack of clinical studies.

The ministry’s forecast is that the doses acquired will be able to immunize around 3.2 million people throughout 2024. “We have been facing dengue epidemics for almost 40 years”, recalled Nísia, highlighting that, this year, the explosion of cases was worsened by climate change and high temperatures. “It’s time to be together, Brazil united by dengue,” said the minister.

Dengue cases in Manaus grow 1,015% in January

The number of dengue cases in Manaus confirmed in 20 days of January 2024 is already 1,015% higher than the total number of cases of the disease registered in the entire month of January 2023.

The data are from the Manaus Municipal Health Department (Semsa). According to the secretariat, from January 1st to 20th this year, the capital registered 524 cases.

In 2023, in the 30 days of January, Manaus confirmed 47 cases of dengue. The difference of 477 diagnoses represents an increase of 1,015%.

The 524 diagnoses in 20 days of the year 2024 are equivalent to 73% of all cases of the disease in 2023 (722).

The article is in Portuguese

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