After interrupting the immunization schedule against covid-19, the City of Rio de Janeiro resumed, on Wednesday (28), the population vaccination campaign. In the morning, 34-year-old women could be vaccinated. In the afternoon, it is the turn of men of the same age. Last Tuesday (27), the Municipal Health Department received 291,000 doses of the immunizing agent.
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But the municipal secretary of Health, Daniel Soranz, admitted that the calendar is in danger of being interrupted again if the Ministry of Health does not provide more vaccines in the coming days. In an interview with CNN, Soranz said that the vaccines could run out in the next few days and the City Hall to stop the campaign next Saturday (31).
During the week, when interrupting the calendar for lack of immunizations, Mayor Eduardo Paes (PSD) came to complain about the slowness of the Ministry of Health due to delays in the transfer to the capital.
The expectation of the City of Rio is to immunize with the first dose the entire population over 18 years old by August 18th. With this, it counts on receiving doses from the Butantã Institute, which produces Coronavac, Pfizer and Fiocruz.
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So far, 3.6 million of the first dose have been applied in the capital of Rio de Janeiro, which corresponds to 75% of the adult population, according to the Municipality of Rio. the new coronavirus and more than 130 thousand people received the vaccine in a single dose.
Next Thursday (29th) and Friday (30th), the City will immunize men and women aged 33 years. On the same day, there will be a recap for older people who failed to be vaccinated on the correct date.
The posts are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and whoever is going to be vaccinated must bring an original document with a photo and CPF number and, if possible, the vaccination booklet.
Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro
Edition: Eduardo Miranda