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During the first half of 2017, the Brazilian state offered 30 cities the second of three doses against dengue. Those who missed out on the first dose were given a second chance to begin the vaccination program.
After launching the dengue vaccination program in 2016, Paraná State is now reflecting on the second phase of the dengue vaccination campaign – and gearing up for the third. It lasted from March to April and, in addition to the 154,000 second doses administered, 99,000 people who had not benefited from the first round of vaccination were given their first doses.
“People understood the importance of vaccination and the effort made by the state in buying and distributing the vaccine to the municipalities,” according to Dr. Júlia Cordellini, Superintendent of Health Surveillance of Paraná State.