Only 27.5 Percent Adhere to Flu Vaccination in Brazil

Health Ministry still hopes to immunize 90 percent of the over 54 million people considered most vulnerable to flu and influenza this year.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With less than twenty days left until the end of the National Influenza Vaccination Campaign, Brazil’s government is hoping that Saturday’s Flu D-Day (May 13th) will encourage people to receive their flu shots. Until Monday, May 8th, only 13.6 of the 54.2 million (27.5 percent) Brazilians deemed most vulnerable to flu complications had been vaccinated.

The low turnout has not discouraged city officials in Rio de Janeiro. According to Rio’s health department, the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?