Brazil's Flu Vaccination Campaign Begins This Week

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Brasilia, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The national vaccination campaign against influenza will begin on Wednesday, April 10, throughout the country, Agencia Brasil, quoted by the Ministry of Health, informed on Monday.

According to the Ministry, immunization was anticipated this year in about 15 days compared to other calendars, when the campaign began in the second half of April.

In this first phase, priority will be given to children between one and six years old, pregnant women and puerperal women (those up to 45 days after giving birth).

Starting April 22, all people participating in the campaign can receive the dose, including health workers, indigenous peoples, the elderly, and teachers of public and private schools.

People with disabilities and other special clinical conditions, adolescents and young people between 12 and 21 years old under socio-educational measures, prison system officials and persons deprived of their freedom, are also included.

The choice of priority groups responds to a recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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