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Rio de Janeiro looks for leftover flu vaccines in other states to contain outbreak

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The flu epidemic that has spread in Rio de Janeiro city and state has forced the State Health Secretariat (SES) to search for vaccine leftovers in other locations in Brazil.

As there is a weekly shortage of the vaccine while the outbreak of Influenza A, subtype H3N2, is increasing, the SES has approached other secretaries to procure doses.

São Paulo governor João Doria has again offered vaccines to Rio de Janeiro should they be requested. Governor Cláudio Castro said that talks with the neighboring state and other governors are being expedited.

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