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Selma Alice da Silva, 57 anos, chorou ao ser imunizada na manhã desta terça

Public vaccination starts from the age of 50 to 55 years

“I’m glad I’m happy, I hope better days will come and we’ll be able to get through everything,” said Salma Alice da Silva, 57, who acquired Covid. 19 Vaccines this Tuesday, 15, at the Basic Health Unit (UBS) in Jardim Americano. She did not lose any of her family members to illness, but she was very worried. “We fear for ourselves and for others. How many families do not have their mothers and how many mothers do not have children. That is why I hope this pain will go away soon.”

This Wednesday, the 16-year-old begins vaccination for those aged 50 to 55. For this audience, the Ministry of Health has made all jobs available: in health units and public facilities (8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.), in Swift, in inpatient care (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and in the exhibition center (8 :00 a.m.) 5:00 p.m. by car. To receive the vaccination, it is necessary to provide a document with a photo and CPF, proof of residence, and to reduce the waiting time in the waiting list, you can fill out the registration in Vacina Já in advance, by accessing www.vacinaja.sp.gov.br.

Also at Jardim Americano, 59-year-old João Carlos’ LED collector was vaccinated. He had Covid about three months ago, to a slight degree. “Getting the vaccine was fun. Today the vaccine is a wonderful thing that means a lot in our lives, not just in my life, but in everyone’s life.”

Selma and Joao were contemplated to expand the coronavirus vaccination campaign to the general population, listed by age. Due to the high turnout that is part of this new wave, the health units have become crowded, and this is expected to increase in the coming days, with the inclusion of new age groups, and the continuation of the campaign for the audience that has already been covered. , but for some reason they have not been immunized or for those completing the two-dose vaccination schedule.

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Asked what measures it will take to avoid overcrowding, the Rio Preto Health Department only replied, “It is keen to put in place vaccination strategies that will be used in the next few days, given the increase in the age groups involved.”

This Wednesday, service at Swift and at the fairgrounds is exclusive to those aged 50 to 59; The other audience should look for a basic health unit; All addresses can be found in www.riopreto.sp.gov.br/mapavacinas. Anyone who has not taken the first or second dose yet and is already included in the campaign should do so as soon as possible. The only contraindication is fever and allergy to any of the components of the compound. All vaccines used in the public network – Coronavac, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer – are considered safe and effective in preventing serious cases and deaths by regulatory agencies.

The next group to start immunization will be people between the ages of 43 and 49. On the state government’s schedule, the start date for this age group is June 23, next Wednesday.