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Ministry of Health extending influenza vaccination until May 10

Were immunized 14.9 million people, 47.6% of the target of 31.3 million people who are part of the priority groups

 
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The Ministry of Health extending the National Campaign Against Flu until May 10. Until 18 pm this Wednesday (24) were immunized 14.9 million people, or 47.6% of the target of the Ministry to immunize 31.3 million people who are part of the priority groups, including the chronically ill and persons deprived of liberty. The goal of the campaign, which began April 15, is to vaccinate 80% of the target audience.

Should be vaccinated seniors over 60, children six months to two years, indigenous people, pregnant women, women in the period up to 45 days after delivery (in puerperium), persons deprived of their liberty, health professionals, and people who have chronic lung, heart, liver, kidney, diabetes, immunosuppression and transplant.

The Ministry of Health recommends that municipalities and states who do not achieve adequate coverage to intensify actions for people to be immunized, including opening of the vaccination on Saturdays. This is important so that people can access and get to the winter protected, said Secretary of Health Surveillance, Jarbas Barbosa, who warned, though, that people do not leave to the last minute.

The South got the highest population adherence. Excluding doses on chronic patients and persons deprived of liberty, were vaccinated nearly 3 million people, representing 60.46% coverage of the South In the sequence, the Midwest could vaccinate 876,967 people, or 40.01% the target audience. The Southeast region, in turn, has vaccinated 4.9 million people, representing 35.3% of the total. In the northern region were immunized more than 919,000 people, corresponding to 38.53% of the total. The Northeast region already immunized 37.79% of the target audience, ie, more than 3.2 million people.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Influenza    H1N1    Swine flu    National Campaign Against Flu    Ministry of Health   
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