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About 6 million people were immunized in the entire state, but the number is still considered below the target

 
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Since last April 15, 5.8 million people were immunized in the cities of São Paulo
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Since last April 15, 5.8 million people were immunized in the cities of São Paulo

Although it is less than three days to the end of the vaccination campaign against influenza throughout the country, more than 1 million people who are part of the target audience in the state of São Paulo has not attended to posts and mobile health units to receive the dose. Since last April 15, 5.8 million people were immunized in the cities of São Paulo, the number below the goal of protecting against disease around 7 million or 80% of the target audience.

The vaccine is being applied in the elderly, children 6 months to 2 years, pregnant women, women in the period up to 45 days after delivery, indigenous, health professionals and the chronically ill. In São Paulo, 1.4 million people have received the vaccine. Inside, between the cities of greater movement in the ranks is Campinas, with 523,900 people immunized.

The number of elderly vaccinees statewide reached 3.4 million, according to the most recent balance sheet released by the State Department of Health have the total sum applied vaccines on children 611 100. In the case of pregnant women were 272 000; health workers, 502 200, and the chronically ill, one million. Were also immunized 62,100 women postpartum and 5200 Indians.

The vaccine applied in the campaign this year protects against the following subtypes of influenza: A (H1N1) or swine flu, which has spread worldwide in the 2009 pandemic A (H3N2) and B.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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