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Sao Paulo reaches goal of vaccinating the elderly with chronic diseases

More than 900,000 seniors have already been vaccinated. Statewide 10.5 million people received doses of vaccine

 
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According to a survey by Ministry of Health of Sao Paulo last week, 740,293 were vaccinated elderly people with chronic disease, which corresponds to 81.1% of this population. Across the state, have been immunized 10.5 million people.

The fourth stage, for people 60 years or older with chronic diseases, runs until May 7. An estimated 2.4 million chronic disease patients younger than 60 years have also been immunized. More than 900 000 children aged six months to one year and 11 months, 365 000 719 000 pregnant women and health professionals have been vaccinated. Immunization of indigenous reached 100% of target.

Chronic patients, children from six months to one year and 11 months, pregnant women and people aged 20 to 29 years can also search for clinics to be immunized. Vaccination remains for these groups.

Children from six months to one year and 11 months of age and those with chronic diseases aged eight years need to return to health centers to take the second dose and be fully immunized. Adults 30-39 years old may be vaccinated in the next stage of the campaign, which begins on May 10.

It is vital that people keep looking for health clinics and protect themselves from flu viruses, says Secretary of State for Health, Luiz Roberto Barradas Barata.

The campaign follows the guidelines of the World Health Organization vaccine is safe and effective. The only contraindication is for anyone who is allergic to chicken eggs.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   H1N1    Elderly    Chronic illness    São Paulo    Luiz Roberto Barradas Barata   
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