In the capital the number is higher. Until yesterday, coverage had reached 82.1% of the vaccination target of the priority group, which follows a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for being groups more susceptible to aggravation of respiratory diseases. Among teachers and people with chronic diseases, the goal has already been achieved. However, according to the Municipal Health Department, the index is still low among children, only 60%. At the end of the campaign, the ministry is considering expanding the vaccine offer to all citizens.
According to the Municipal Health Department (SMS), influenza cases are not compulsory, but complications such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). This year, there were 13 cases of SARS due to H1N1 Influenza. Being four deaths. It is worth remembering that the trivalent vaccine, offered by the Unified Health System (SUS), protects the patient against H1N1, H3N2 and B-type influenza.