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Brazil Extends Flu Vaccination Program Until June 15th

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Health announced yesterday (May 29th) the extension of the National Vaccination Campaign against Influenza until June 15th. The decision was attributed to the effects of the truck driver strike on the health care sector.

Initially, the end of the campaign was scheduled for Friday, June 1st. According to the latest ministry data, the campaign immunized 35.6 million people so far, equivalent to 66 percent of the target audience.

The campaign is focused on the elderly from the age of sixty, children six months to five years old . . .

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