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RJ has 3 days to flu vaccine one million people to achieve target

Goal of the Ministry of Health is 80%, Rio de Janeiro has reached 62% of the target audience of the campaign of vaccination against influenza

 
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Vaccination against influenza in Mercadão Madureira. Coverage in Rio de Janeiro is 62%
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Vaccination against influenza in Mercadão Madureira. Coverage in Rio de Janeiro is 62%

It's three days to the end of the National Campaign Against Influenza and 150 000 people were health posts in the last days, increasing vaccination coverage in the state of Rio de Janeiro to 62%. But much remains at least 1.1 million of the audience still needs to look for more than 1,500 health centers distributed by the state to protect themselves from disease until next Friday (10), the last day of the campaign. The goal of the Ministry of Health is to vaccinate 80% of the audience of seniors aged 60 or older, children six months to two years, pregnant women, indigenous health workers and women in the period up to 45 days after delivery.

The women and indigenous people are part of the only groups that have already surpassed the goal of vaccinating 80% of people. Since mothers are the least likely to have been vaccinated in Rio de Janeiro, with only 55% coverage.

The target audience of the region covering the municipalities of Itaboraí, Marica, Niterói, Rio Bonito, São Gonçalo Silva Jardim and Tanguá was the least attended to health facilities: 54.5% were immunized. At the other end are the cities of North Fluminense, which are closer to the target, with 72.2% protection against influenza.

People allergic to vaccine components, especially to egg protein, and neurological disorders in activity, should not be immunized. Who can eat fried egg, bread, cake or pasta does not have this allergy. If you already have the flu, with fever or symptoms of dengue, it is recommended to improve and then get vaccinated.

Each year, more than 150 million people are vaccinated against flu worldwide. Immunization is the most effective way to prevent influenza and its complications, according to the World Health Organization Induced by Influenza virus, the disease attacks every year between 10 and 20% of the world population somewhere around 600 million people. If left untreated, can lead to complications that cause between 250 000 and 500 000 deaths per year and millions of hospitalizations. The most common complications are pneumonia, ear infection (otitis) and inflammation in the bronchi (bronchitis). Last year, the State of Rio de Janeiro surpassed the target set by the Ministry of Health but although he achieved 83.7% coverage among pregnant women and elderly groups, the goal was not achieved.

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