05/19/2019 10:15 – By Agência Brazil
More than 33 million people have been vaccinated against the flu in the country. The number corresponds to 56% of the target group defined by the Ministry of Health for the national immunization campaign against influenza this year.
The updated data was released by the Ministry of Health on December 15.
The federal government set the target to vaccinate 59.5 million people with the campaign. The so-called "priority groups" cover the elderly (from the age of 60), children up to six years, pregnant women, teachers, health care providers, people with chronic diseases and the population deprived of freedom.
Amazonas (88.8%), Amapá (83.8%), Espirito Santo (69.4%), Alagoas (66%) and The lowest coverage was discovered in the state of Rio de Janeiro (38.3 %), Acre (45%), São Paulo (48.8%) and the state of Rio Grande do Sul (66%).