volume 25, issue 11, P4234-4234 2020
DOI: 10.1590/1413-812320202511.24562020
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Abstract: The National Immunization Program (PNI) was created in 1973, the result of an initiative that, in an adverse political context, attributed its inception to the convergence of public health officials and academics (sanitaristas) committed to the health of the population and a nationalist public bureaucracy. Its implementation occurred as a natural sequel to the success of the Smallpox Eradication Campaign (CEV) and the growing concern regarding the availability of immunobiological products as an important facto…

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