Rumors, mistrust hinder Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign

Rumors, mistrust hinder Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign
In this March 3, 2018 photo, public health workers go door-to-door in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, as part of a massive campaign to vaccinate people against yellow fever. Misinformation about the yellow fever vaccine is scaring people away from the operation that is trying to vaccinate millions in areas of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Bahia states that until recently were not considered at risk. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Rumors, mistrust hinder Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign
In this March 3, 2018 photo, a public health worker asks a resident if she has received the free vaccine against yellow fever, in a door-to-door campaign in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Because yellow fever has long been endemic in parts of Brazil, some residents think the massive campaign is a scam and that there must be someone profiting from the operation. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Rumors, mistrust hinder Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign
This March 3, 2018 photo shows an overhead view of a public health post providing free yellow fever vaccines, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Yellow fever has long been endemic in large swaths of Brazil, but it has been advancing in recent years and this is the second outbreak in a row in places where vaccinations for the disease were not routine. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Rumors, mistrust hinder Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign
In this March 2, 2018 photo, a child cries out as she is given a vaccine against yellow fever at a public health post set up on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Flagging faith in Brazil's institutions amid a series of corruption scandals, a chaotic communications campaign promoting the vaccine, and the country's decision to give partial doses to stretch supplies are contributing to rumors that the vaccine is a scam, weak or even dangerous. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Rumors, mistrust hinder Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign
In this March 3, 2018 photo, residents stand in line to receive a free vaccine against yellow fever on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Public Health Ministry and state health departments are using Twitter and Facebook to promote the vaccination campaign and to share links to information about the vaccine and the disease. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Rumors, mistrust hinder Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign
In this March 3, 2018 photo, a public health worker asks a pedestrian if he has received the vaccine against yellow fever, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Rumors that the vaccine campaign is a scam have scared off some residents who are refusing to get vaccinated, citing stories of people who were sickened by the vaccine and concerns about partial doses. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Rumors, mistrust hinder Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign
In this March 2, 2018 photo, public health workers wait for the arrival of residents looking for a free vaccine against yellow fever, at a public health post on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Misinformation is scaring people away from a massive campaign that is trying to vaccinate millions in areas of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Bahia states that until recently were not considered at risk. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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