- Title: Drive-through flu vaccine station focused on elderly amid coronavirus outbreak
- Date: 23rd March 2020
- Summary: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (MARCH 23, 2020) (REUTERS) CAR PULLING IN WITH THREE PEOPLE INSIDE WEARING MASKS TO RECEIVE DRIVE-THROUGH FLU VACCINE SECURITY GUARD OUTSIDE THE DRIVE-THROUGH FLU VACCINE STATION WORKER TAKING PAPERS FROM PEOPLE IN CARS WORKER WRITING ON CLIPBOARD PERSON IN CAR RECEIVING FLU VACCINE MAN IN CAR RECEIVING FLU VACCINE RIO DE JANEIRO RESIDENT, LUCI CASTRO, IN CAR RECEIVING FLU VACCINE (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) RIO DE JANEIRO RESIDENT, LUCI CASTRO, SAYING: "It is to avoid getting the flue and to make it easier to be diagnosed with coronavirus." CASTRO AND PARTNER LEAVING (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) UNIDENTIFIED FLU VACCINE RECIPIENT, SAYING: "The importance of this vaccine is to prevent the flu. But we have to prevent everything else too. We have to prevent and we have to stay at home." VARIOUS OF WOMAN RECEIVING FLU VACCINE VACCINES PILED UP VACCINE BEING PREPARED GENERAL VIEW OF CAR PULLING UP AS VACCINE IS PREPARED WOMAN RECEIVING VACCINE SIGN FOR DRIVE THROUGH FLU VACCINE STATION EXTERIOR OF DRIVE THROUGH FLU VACCINE STATION TRAFFIC IN STREET
- Keywords: COVID-19 drive-through elderly flu vaccine influenza vulnerable
- Reuters ID: LVA001C69XKQV
- Location: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- City: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Duration: 00:03:07
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text:Face-masked elderly Brazilians lined up in their cars on Monday (March 23) to received flu vaccines at a "drive-through" station in Rio de Janeiro.
Amid a coronavirus outbreak, Brazilian seniors were taking their health seriously by wearing face-masks as they received their injection.
The drive-through stations are part of a country-wide campaign against the flu, particularly targeted to the country's elderly population. Long lines of cars could be seen at some posts throughout Rio, but receiving the vaccines took only minutes.
Many of the senior citizens seemed relieved to get the vaccination but keen on returning home as well.
The flu vaccine campaign comes as Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro recently denied the country's healthcare system will collapse next month. Bolsonaro's statement contradicted his own health minister as the number of deaths in the country jumped 39% and confirmed cases topped 1,500.
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