Triângulo Mineiro houses 180,000 children between the ages of 3 and 11, according to an estimate by the João Pinheiro Foundation (FJP). According to the data obtained from the “Scale of Vaccination” of the State Department of Health of Minas Gerais (SES-MG), as of the last 17th day, about 30,000 children had not yet started the schedule of vaccination against Covid-19, and only 50,000 children with the first dose, That is, they did not complete the two doses.
According to the SES-MG “vaccination scale”, in Uberaba, 21,337 children between the ages of 3 and 11 received the first dose of the immune system against Covid-19, representing 71.79% of the target audience. Another 14,423 received the second dose of the vaccine, equivalent to 48.53% of the target audience.
In order to improve vaccination rates, the SES-MG ensures that through the Regional Health Units in Uberaba, Ityotapa and Uberlandia, continuous coordination takes place with municipal health departments, not only to deliver vaccines, but also to advise on local actions to reach the goal recommended by the Ministry of Health, Which is 90% of the target audience with a full vaccination schedule.
Also according to SES, since the start of vaccination of children, about nine months ago, there has been an effort to educate parents about the importance of vaccination to reduce hospital admissions and deaths from Covid-19. The Coordinator of Epidemiological Surveillance of the Regional Health Unit of Ityotapa, Valdemarie de Sousa Santos, highlights the actions being developed through contacts and intersectoral action in the municipalities.
Some municipalities, such as Água Comprida, have achieved the goal, vaccinating children aged 3 to 11 against Covid-19 with the first and second doses. According to SES-MG, Romaria is very close to achieving the goal.
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