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Ciara leads bivalent COVID-19 vaccination coverage in the North East and is third highest in the country |  Lighthouse

Ciara leads bivalent COVID-19 vaccination coverage in the North East and is third highest in the country | Lighthouse

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STATE also has the third largest coverage in the country

Data provided by the Ministry of Health (MS) last Tuesday 19, shows that Ciara It reached number one in the Northeast on Better performance in bivalent vaccination Against Covid-19With a coverage of 17.72% and 1,544,216 doses administered. him too The third largest in the countrybehind only the Federal District, with 21%, and São Paulo, which has 20.5% complete bivalent coverage.

Immediately after Ceará, the states of Piauí appear with 17.6%, Rio de Janeiro (17.5%), Espírito Santo (16.9%), Minas Gerais (16.7%), Rio Grande do Sul (15.9%), and Paraná (15.5%). and Sergipe (15.1%).

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To reach this level, several vaccination strategies have been implemented by the state health teams, such as D-Days, active searches, and outdoor activities, as demonstrated by the Immunization Coordination Coordinator (Coimu), of the Ministry of Health of Ceará (Cesa), Ana Karen Borges.

Karen comments: “This result reflects the intense mobilization that the state’s municipalities have witnessed since December 4 of this year, when alert was given to the Covid-19 epidemiological scenario, with the identification of new variants.”

It is important to highlight that until December 31, 2023, vaccination strategies will remain intensive. All municipalities will receive new shipments of vaccine doses on Friday the 22nd to continue activities already scheduled.

From 2024 onwards, vaccination against COVID-19 will be included in the national vaccination calendar for children aged 6 months to under 5 years and groups most at risk of developing severe forms of the disease, as priority groups:

  • big;
  • Immunocompromised;
  • pregnant women;
  • Postpartum women;
  • health workers;
  • People with comorbidities.
  • Aboriginal people, riparian people, quilombola people;
  • People living in long-term care facilities and their staff;
  • People with permanent disabilities;
  • Persons deprived of liberty over 18 years of age;
  • Adolescents and young people who comply with social and educational measures;
  • Employees of the deprivation of liberty system and people living on the streets.

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