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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The national influenza vaccination campaign began this week in Brazil, with government officials hoping to vaccinate at least 54.2 million people from the at-risk groups. The vaccination campaign will go through until the end of May.

More than sixty million vaccines will be made available through the country’s public health system.

“Often, people only get the vaccine when there is a high number of cases. It is necessary that all [at-risk group] are properly protected before winter arrives, since the vaccine needs fifteen days to guarantee . . .

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