Established in 1978, Brazil’s national immunization program offers 19 free types of vaccines. Through effective public health campaigns, the country has eradicated a series of diseases, such as measles, polio, diphtheria, and rubella. Some of them, however, are staging a comeback, as vaccination rates are dropping in Brazil, accompanied by the rise of anti-vax movements.
The Health Ministry hadn’t observed a single case of measles in Brazil since 2000. However, in 2018, there were 10,262 registered cases. This year,