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Chile, influenza 2019: 7 fatalities

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  • Chile, influenza 2019: 7 fatalities

    Influenza virus adds seven deaths so far this year

    Among the cases is that of three older adults who were not vaccinated, two adults in the Metropolitan Region, a male adult in Viņa del Mar, and a 3-year-old Venezuelan girl, who did not have the vaccines included in the program's calendar. National Immunization of the Ministry of Health. Under this scenario, the Undersecretary of Public Health, Paula Daza, said that measures will be intensified to reach 100% of the target group that requires vaccination as soon as possible. 'They were people who had not been vaccinated and should have. We do not carry more deaths than previous years, but those that occurred could be prevented. Therefore, we are focusing on the elderly, trying to reach them through neighborhood boards or BancoEstado branches, where they charge their pensions, through mobile vaccinations in those places, 'he explained, according to La Tercera.