According to the Ministry of Health, in the 90 day period from December 11 to the end of February 2022, 10 confirmed cases of measles were reported. The cases were reported in the states of Amapá (9) and São
Six of the cases were reported in children under one year of age. No deaths were reported during this period.
The health ministry recently announced the 2022 National Measles Campaign. This year, the mobilization will take place simultaneously with the Influenza Vaccination Campaign, starting on April 4th.
The campaign will target children from six months to under 5 years old (4 years, 11 months and 29 days), totaling an audience of 12.9 million children in this age group, in addition to health workers who will be summoned to update the vaccination status.
The goal is to vaccinate at least 95% (12.3 million) of these children indiscriminately, regardless of vaccination status. For health workers, there will be no vaccination coverage target. The aim is to update the doses that are still late, in addition to protecting this public against the disease, considering the risk in the face of greater exposure in health services.
In this strategy, the MMR and influenza vaccines will be offered for administration at the same visit to the health service. Simultaneous vaccination is an activity recommended by the National Immunization Program to reduce missed opportunities for vaccination.
- From 4 April to 2 May: vaccination of health workers – along with the first stage of influenza vaccination;
- From 3 May to 3 June 2022: Follow-up campaign against Measles for children aged 6 months to under 5 years (4 years, 11 months and 29 days) – together with the second stage of influenza vaccination.