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Mogi das Cruzes launches dengue vaccine for people aged 4 to 59 years while supplies last

Mogi das Cruzes launches dengue vaccine for people aged 4 to 59 years while supplies last

The City of Mogi das Cruzes, through the Municipal Health Department, announced that, as of Wednesday (19), it is expanding the age range for dengue vaccination in the city.

The vaccination against the disease will cover people aged 4 to 59 years until June 29, or while stocks of the valid batch for this month are available.

The doses will be administered at all health centers in Mogi das Cruzes, from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The city council states that the vaccine remains available for the second dose for children and adolescents aged 10 to 14 years, which requires a three-month time period after the first dose is administered.

According to the head of epidemiological surveillance at the Mogi das Cruzes Health Department, Lilian Pérez Méndez, the adequate protection expected with the dengue vaccine only occurs approximately 15 days after receiving the second dose. “This is why it is necessary for parents or guardians to contact health units to complete the vaccination schedule,” she says.

Data issued by the municipal administration indicate that Mogi das Cruzes has so far recorded 7,038 positive cases and 12 deaths due to dengue fever. There are still 16,379 tests awaiting results.

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