Five months after the start of vaccination in the state of Ceará, and the promise of mass vaccination against covid-19 for the entire population between 18 and 59 years old until the end of August, what is still seen is a rhythm slow and time-consuming in municipalities across the state. While in the capital of Ceará, vaccination progresses, reaching people born in 1996, in the interior of the state, vaccination has suffered a slowdown process.
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In some cities such as Juazeiro do Norte, the vaccination process is moving slowly, still vaccinating people over 35 years of age. In the case of the cities of Crato and Barbalha, the vaccination process has been taking place at a faster rate for those aged over 35, and with the prospect of progress in the coming weeks.
According to the Operational Plan for Vaccination against covid-19, released by the State Government with the State Health Department, the forecast was that a state vaccination calendar would be followed, where:
● People aged between 59 and 55 years have been vaccinated between the 12th and 18th of June;
● People aged 54 to 45, from June 19 to 25;
● Persons aged 44 to 40, from June 26th to July 5th;
● People aged 39 to 30 years, from 6 to 26 July;
● Persons aged 29 to 18 years from 27 July to 25 August.
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However, in practice this calendar has not been fully followed across the state. Based on the latest update of the vacinometer in the state of Ceará, so far 6,542,868 doses have been applied throughout the state, being 3,941,018 of the first dose, 1,582,158 of the second dose and 147,128 of a single dose.
Source: BoF Ceará
Edition: Monyse Ravenna