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GONCALVES, Ernesto Lima; SALLES, Gláucia Pereira  and  QUAGLIA, Sérgio Reis. Vaccinal condition of the student population of the S. Paulo University. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1977, vol.11, n.2, pp.170-181. ISSN 1518-8787.

Some aspects regarding the vaccinal situation of students in the various "campi" of the São Paulo University (USP) are presented. At first an inquest was made, by means of a questionnaire which was answered by 13.139 people (42.3% of the total university population). With respect to amallpox immunization, 20% of pupils from upcountry and 30% from São Paulo said they had no vaccination scar; 50% of pupils from upcountry and 75%. from São Paulo said they were vaccinated about 5 years ago and 35% of all of them said that the last vaccination was efficient. About 2/3 of all USP students were not vaccinated against tetanus or did not receive a recognized scheme of immunization. In reference to antimeningococcus immunization, the inquest was done in an upcountry "campi" before the wide official programme of May 1975; in the São Paulo "campus" , the inquest was applied after this event. Because of this, only 17% of hinterland people were said to be already immunized, as against 80% from São Paulo university students. The chosen patterns were absence of smallpox-vaccination scar and utilization of a non-recognized scheme of anti-tetanic vaccination. From 3.113 people examined, 405 received smallpox-vaccine, with 87.3% positive results. As regards antitetanic immunization, 67% of all examined people received the previously approved anatox dose.

Keywords : University population [vaccinal situation]; Vaccination; Preventive medicine.

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