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Portal Goiás – Residents are encouraged to take a bivalent vaccine against Covid-19

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a Goiás Department of Health (SES) is warning residents who have not yet taken the bivalent Covid-19 booster vaccine to seek out one of the state’s 900 health centers. The Ministry of Health (MS) data released on Tuesday (11/07) revealed that only 656,762 people had received the vaccine in Goiás, and the vaccination coverage rate was only 11.01%.

In numbers, Goiás ranks 14th in the ranking of federal units. The director of immunization at the Health Surveillance Department (Suvisa) at SES, Joice Dorneles, considers the low adherence to be a concern and reinforces that the bivalent vaccine, produced by the Pfizer laboratory, protects the individual from the original strain of the disease and from Omicron and its sub-variants.

He notes that “these two variants are still in circulation and could seriously affect people who are not properly immunized.”

Bivalent vaccine

The bivalent vaccine has been available in Goiás since February 27. Initially, vaccination will be applied in five phases, to priority groups. Because of low demand, the vaccine was released for all people over 18 who had already received two doses of the platform, with the monovalent vaccine, and for those over 12 with co-morbidities who had already had two doses. from monovalent.

Among the possible reasons for the low rate of adherence is the population’s lack of interest in official, evidence-based information about the benefits provided by the immune system, as well as the dissemination of false news (fake news) circulating on social networks and in advertising applications. Messages related to vaccine adverse effects.

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The bivalent application is important to protect against exacerbation of COVID-19 disease in this period of the year, cool and dry, which is conducive to an increase in the number of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) cases. Joice Dorneles explains that at this time, viral circulation is greater due to seasonality and also to people who stay for extended periods of time in closed environments, with little ventilation. Joice Dorneles confirms that 246 municipalities in the state are provided with the bivalent vaccine

Minister of Health – Goiás Government

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