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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?