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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Public health clinics across Brazil start administering flu vaccines on Monday, May 4th, during the government’s annual Flu Vaccination Campaign. According to the Ministry of Health the government hopes to immunize at least 39.7 million people until the campaign ends at May 22nd, reaching eighty percent of the population at risk of the flu.

“Our objective with the Vaccination Campaign is to reduce the complications caused by the flu to a minimum. The vaccination offered by the SUS [Public Health System] is very safe and it is fundamental . . .

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