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Health Centers Across Rio de Janeiro Offer H1N1 Flu Vaccine

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Beginning this Monday, April 25th, those identified in high risk groups can receive the vaccine against the H1N1, also know as the swine flu, at public healthcare posts across Rio de Janeiro state. Over 3,000 locations in 92 municipalities are now equipped with the vaccine and those in priority risk groups have been advised to take the vaccine in anticipation of the upcoming Brazilian winter.

According to the Ministry of Health guidelines, the priority high risk groups specifically include, in addition to children aged six months to under five years . . .

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