Flu outbreak in the city of Rio de Janeiro already has more than 20 thousand cases

City suspends immunization due to lack of vaccine doses

Published in 07/12/2021 - 09:03 By Agência Brasil - Rio de Janeiro

The outbreak of influenza A in the city of Rio de Janeiro has already caused the contamination of about 21 thousand people in recent weeks, according to information from the Municipal Health Department. Given the situation of the disease, many people sought health centers to get immunized.

With that, the city has also faced lack of vaccine doses and decided, last Friday (3), to suspend immunization until new batches arrive.

There is still no forecast to resume vaccination against influenza in the city's health posts.

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

Edition: Valéria Aguiar

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