The vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in Foz do Iguaçu continues to progress with the arrival of new batches of the vaccine. With more than 5,238 doses received, this Sunday (20), the municipal health department expanded the age range for the general population to 45. The schedule is available on the city’s website (vacinacao.pmfi.pr.gov.br).
As of Friday (18) 122,913 doses of vaccines have been applied and 95,785 people have already received the first vaccine – meaning that Foz do Iguaçu already has 48% of the vaccinated adult population. Regarding the second dose, 27,128 people had already been fully immunized against the coronavirus.
Vaccines will be applied in 20 Basic Health Units (UBS), by appointment. Persons belonging to priority groups who, by chance, have not yet received the first dose, are also vaccinated. For these groups, simply search for UBS, no need to make an appointment.
The Minister of Health of the Municipality, Rosa Maria Jeronimo, confirms the request addressed to the population to join the vaccination campaign against the Corona virus and the importance of attendance to receive the two doses.
“We have a survey that already shows the effectiveness of vaccination, with fewer hospitalizations and deaths among the elderly, who were the first to be vaccinated. We need the support of society as a whole, who believes and trusts in vaccination, so that we can win the epidemic.”
Depending on the brand of the immunizing agent, the interval between the first and second doses of the vaccine varies between 25 days and 3 months. For the second dose, it is not necessary to make an appointment, just go to the health unit where the first dose was applied. “The date of receiving the second dose can be seen on the vaccination card. It is very important to attend the unit and close the course of immunization,” the Minister of Health highlights.
“In the effort to not stop vaccinations at any time, we have been actively looking for people who don’t show up, but there has to be awareness on the part of the population that there are many more people waiting for those doses,” Rosa adds.