Vaccination against Covid-19 starts in Brazilian capital
Brasilia, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Vaccination against Covid-19 started on Tuesday in Brazil's Federal District, where health workers, who are the forefront of the fight against the disease, were the first to be immunized.
In this regard, doctors, nurses and physiotherapists in contact with patients infected with or suspected to be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, were prioritized, as well as psychologists who work in intensive care units, surveillance, cleaning and management workers at emergency rooms are also benefiting from the vaccination campaign, which also included officials from the Mobile Emergency Care Service and the Firefighter Department in pre-hospital care.
According to the secretary of Health of the Federal District, Osnei Okumoto, senior citizens and disabled people in healthcare institutions such as nursing homes, and indigenous peoples were also vaccinated in this phase.
The deputy secretary of Health Surveillance in the district, Divino Valerio, noted that vaccination of entire population of the Federal District (which has reported 4,421 deaths and 264,227 positive cases) should end in late December, but it will depend on the reception rate of the doses.
With 8,511,770 contagions and 210,299 deaths from Covid-19, Brazil is the second country in the world with more deaths, only surpassed by the United States, and ranks third per number of infections, after the US and India.
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