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Vaccination campaign against influenza affects 32 million people

Number represents 83% coverage of the target audience, exceeding the target set for this year's immunization campaign

 
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Health Minister Alexandre Padilha, presents the balance sheet of the National Campaign of Vaccination against Influenza
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Health Minister Alexandre Padilha, presents the balance sheet of the National Campaign of Vaccination against Influenza

Balance of the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday (21) shows that 32,466,619 persons were vaccinated against influenza. The number represents 83% coverage of the target audience, exceeding the target set for this year's campaign against influenza.

The data reveal that 19 states and the Federal District had more than 80% vaccination coverage. The Health Minister, Alexandre Padilha, recommends that states and municipalities that have not reached the goal to continue vaccinating priority groups.

The states and municipalities that have not reached the goal must extend vaccination campaigns and to develop an active search of the priority groups who were not vaccinated, with visits to these people, Padilha said.

According to the Ministry of Health, the campaign had the largest membership among women in a period of 45 days after delivery, with 100% coverage, followed by health workers, with 93% for children, with 88%, and the elderly, with 82%.

The lowest rate was recorded vaccination among pregnant women. Pregnant women can still get vaccinated. The government points out that the vaccine is safe and poses no risk either to the mother or the baby.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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