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1500 State of Rio opens Saturday clinics on D against flu

The campaign has the slogan "Who remembers the flu vaccine protects itself" and immunized 7% of the target population in the state so far

 
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In the state of Rio de Janeiro, 1,500 health centers operate on Saturday (20), which is the day 'D' Campaign National Influenza Vaccination this year. The stations will be open from 8h to 17h. The campaign has the slogan Who remembers the flu vaccine protects itself.

To date, the campaign immunized 7% of the population of Rio, just over 212,000 people. The target set by the Ministry of Health is to vaccinate 80% of target audience across the country, made up of seniors aged 60 or older, children six months to two years, pregnant women, and indigenous health workers. This year were included in the target audience of women in the campaign period of 45 days after delivery.

Another novelty is that the chronically ill can receive the immunization at any health center and not just in reference centers Immunobiology Special (CRIEs). Vaccination coverage in every country is at 9.6%.

The group of indigenous people is what has, until now, most coverage at the beginning of the campaign. In 92 cities of Rio, were immunized 26% of Indians, 11% of women who recently gave birth, 7.7% of elderly, 6% of pregnant women, 5.9% of children and 4.9% of health professionals . The campaign runs until April 26

In 2012, the state of Rio de Janeiro coverage reached 83.7%, exceeding the target of the Ministry. However, among groups of elderly and pregnant women, the goal was not achieved.

The immunizing should be taken every year. The choice for the autumn period for the application is strategic because the vaccine takes two weeks to induce some protection and four to six weeks for maximum protection is achieved. As winter is the period of greatest circulation of the virus, taking the vaccine in the fall ensures maximum protection during the period of greatest circulation of influenza viruses.

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