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Dengue in South Carolina: Only 36.5% of the target population in the state has been vaccinated

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In total, in the areas where the dengue vaccine is administered, 54,748 people of the target audience have been vaccinated in Santa Catarina, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Directorate of Health Surveillance (DIVE) on Monday (24). Looking at the areas where the doses are applied, the number corresponds to only 36.5% of the target population.

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According to the epidemiological report issued on Wednesday (19) by DIVE, the state has more than 340,000 probable cases of dengue, with 260 confirmed deaths. Furthermore, 169 municipalities in Santa Catarina are considered infected Aedes aegyptiThe mosquito that transmits the disease.

In Santa Catarina, the vaccination campaign began on February 24, in the city of Joinville (the vaccination area in the northeast of the country). The vaccines are currently being administered to residents aged 10 to 14 years.

The Northeast Region, the first region in the state to receive vaccine shipments from the Ministry of Health, has the highest vaccination coverage so far, at 39.66% for the first dose. Next is the Greater Florianópolis Region, at 23.89%. The Middle Valley do Itajai Region has a vaccination coverage of 13.05% and the Chapeco Region has a coverage of 6.48%.

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Find out how many doses have been applied by region

the Northeast:

  • Target audience: 71,468
  • Doses applied: 33,308 (between the first and second dose)

Greater Florianópolis:

  • Target audience: 77,926
  • Doses applied: 18,737 (between the first and second dose)
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Central Itajai Valley:

  • Target audience: 47,463
  • Doses applied: 6,197

Chapeco:

  • Target audience: 24,346
  • Doses applied: 1,579

*Under the supervision of Andrea da Luz

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