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Application for the second teen dose begins on Wednesday in Criciúma

Young people from 12 to 17 years old should pay attention to the calendar to complete the vaccination course

Criciúma’s Municipal Health Department began implementing the second dose against Covid-19 in teens this week. From Wednesday the 10th, young people from 12 to 17 years old will be able to complete immunization according to the vaccination schedule. In the city, vaccinations for teenagers began on September 11.

The second stage of immunization can be performed in the parish hall or in primary health care units (UBS), even for those who received the first dose in the hall. These locations are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This Saturday, the 13th, the parish hall for vaccinations will open, and run at the same time.

Check when to take the second dose, encourage older adults to take the booster dose, and make sure their children, relatives and acquaintances complete the course of vaccination. In order to leave the epidemic behind us forever, it is necessary that everyone Crysium make an effort, only in this way we reach a high percentage of vaccinated people, and therefore collective immunity”, explained the Municipal Health Secretary, Acilio Casagrande.

“Demand among young people for the first dose is lower than we expected, and we have a lot of people missing this age and other ages for the second dose, even though they are all available,” said the Director of Health Surveillance. Samuel Boko. According to the secretariat’s data, the total number of people missing to receive the second dose, that is, who should have completed immunization and have not yet done so, reaches more than 13,000 people in the city.

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no gate It is possible to check the day of application of the second dose. Simply access the date calculator and indicate the type of vaccine and the date you received your first dose. According to site data, updated on 9/11, more than 319,000 doses have been applied in Criciúma, between the first, second, single and booster doses.

Vaccinations for adults, the immunocompromised, the elderly and healthcare professionals

Those over the age of 18 are also vaccinated normally. In addition, the municipality has a schedule for the application of stimulant doses, taking into account the interval after D2. Immunosuppressed people can be vaccinated 28 days after the second dose. Older adults over 60 years of age receive the third dose after five months and health care professionals after six months.

Collaboration: Samuel Borges