Priscilla Torquato – Special for Memoirs
According to the state vacuum scale, the priority audience for vaccination in Petropolis is 130,430. Data from the Municipal Health Department released on Thursday (24) showed that 111,47 people received the first dose in the city. This means that 84.54% of the estimated population had already been vaccinated with the first dose of the immunizing agent. If we calculate with the second dose, then this percentage is 31.11%. The priority group is those defined by the National Immunization Plan (PNI), which included the elderly and people with comorbidities.
If we establish a hypothetical case with the numbers provided, then we can say that 20183 doses are needed before reaching the estimated audience in the first stage of immunization.
Between Monday (21) and Thursday (24) he received the first dose of 4,976 Petropolitanos. Average 1,244 requests per day. From then on, it will take about 17 days for this target audience to receive a dose of the fortifying agents. The calendar can be extended to the general adult audience.
But reality does not follow the logic of numbers. The dose distribution of vaccines available in Brazil depends on the federal government’s acquisition of immunizing agents. There is no specific calendar that determines the frequency of vaccination in the country. A 37-year-old person who does not have comorbidities, for example, still does not know when they will be vaccinated. In the simulator of the stages of vaccination available on the state vacuum scale, when you enter your personal data, the following message appears: “You are not part of the groups for which vaccination is indicated at this time. After all priority groups are vaccinated, information about the vaccination of the rest of the population will be published. Wait for publication Through the official channels of the Ministry of Health, the State Ministry of Health and the city council in your municipality.”
According to the city of Petrópolis, the calculated population estimate for the city is underestimated, which has led to a request to adjust the percentage of vaccines sent to the city to the state government. The current administration cited as an example the vaccination of a group of health professionals in the city. As of June 24, 16,230 people from the above group have been vaccinated. According to the Ministry of Health, the estimated number of the public was 13082. “The deficit in the Ministry’s estimates has also been verified in other groups, such as the elderly in institutions and chronic patients in institutions,” says materials from the municipality.
The request to adjust the percentage of vaccine doses was submitted by the Municipal Health Minister, Aloysio Barbosa da Silva Filho, in a video meeting with the Superintendent of State Health Surveillance, Mario Sergio Ribeiro, with the participation of Attorney General Vanessa Segozzi and Attorney for Justice Vanessa Katz.