Covid-19 and its impact on immunization programs: reflections from Brazil

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Abstract

Due to social distancing guidelines and the displacement of both human and material resources to fight the covid-19 pandemic, individuals seeking healthcare services face certain challenges. Immunization programs have already been a worrisome topic for health authorities due to declines in vaccine uptake rates and are now especially affected by the covid-19 pandemic. Disbelief in science, dissemination of fake news about vaccines, socioeconomic vulnerability and social inequality are some of the challenges faced. This commentary article discusses the impacts of the covid-19 pandemic on immunization programs in Brazil. In light of advances (and notability) of Brazil’s national immunization program, established in the 1970s, the programs face challenges, such as the recent drop in vaccine uptake rates. In addition to this health crisis, there is also Brazil’s current political crisis, which will undoubtedly require assistance from researchers, policymakers and society to be fixed.

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Matos, C. C. de S. A., Barbieri, C. L. A., & Couto, M. T. (2020). Covid-19 and its impact on immunization programs: reflections from Brazil. Revista de Saude Publica, 54(114), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.11606/s1518-8787.2020054003042

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