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Increase in Flu Shots

The Regional Health Service has announced that it has administered 36,957 flu vaccinations between the 15th of October 2018 and the 15th of March 2019. The data shows that 76.4% of the injections were administrated through the regions Health Centres and that 95.8% of all vaccines administrated, were performed free of charge. SESARAM has also stated that 22,790 of the people who had the flu shot were over the age of 65.

At a national level, the ‘ Vaccinometer ‘ report published last week, shows that 1.3 million people throughout Portugal were vaccinated against flu during 2018/2019.  This represents a four per cent increase on the previous year’s figure, in which 62% of over 65-year olds opted for the flu jab.



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