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Vaccination against influenza has better restultado the last 15 years in RS

More than 2.5 million people were vaccinated in just over two months in the state, representing 95% coverage

 
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Rio Grande do Sul was the Ministry of Health 3.2 million doses
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Rio Grande do Sul was the Ministry of Health 3.2 million doses

Vaccination against influenza in Rio Grande do Sul recorded the best results from the first campaign against the disease in the late 1990s. Data Information System of the National Immunization Program (NIP-SI) indicate that more than 2.5 million people were vaccinated in just over two months in the state, representing 95% coverage. In 2012, the number reached more than 1.9 million, or 89% coverage. This year, the RS Ministry of Health received 3.2 million doses.

In addition, 397 municipalities exceeded the goal of vaccinating 80% of the risk groups - all 497 municipalities in the state have received doses. The following application is available in health centers by the end of the inventory. The coordinator of the surveillance division of the Department of Health (SES), Marilina Bercini celebrated historical results achieved in just over two months of the campaign. | We have a great mobilization to raise awareness. The massive demand helped us achieve a coverage never before achieved. The best in less time | said.

In assessing the medical, the numbers are better because the campaign ended before the onset of winter, when the population can reach protected the station, which is the period when most cases occur from respiratory diseases. | Last year, we took over three months to reach 80%. Now, after two months reached 95%. Big difference | evaluated.

The State Secretary of Health, Ciro Simoni, credits the success of the work to a qualified preparation since last year. | Begin this process by asking the Ministry to anticipate vaccination and broaden the number of doses, and making a massive campaign in the media |. He added that permanently show the importance of vaccination leveraged data. | At the moment we can immunizing a significant number have a certain reduction of proliferation of the virus. We will certainly have positive results in winter |, estimated.

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