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More than 53% of Brazilians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – MercoPress

More than 53% of Brazilians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – MercoPress
More than 53% of Brazilians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – MercoPress

More than 53% of Brazilians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Thursday, October 28, 2021 – 09:50 UTC

São Paulo is the state with the highest percentage of fully vaccinated people (66.8%)

Brazil’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign has already reached 53% of the population with a full treatment, while 72% of patients have received at least the initial dose, according to a report published on Wednesday.

If all the doses are added together, a total of 274,767,554 injections have been given so far, according to the report produced by a media consortium. These figures also include 7,459,199 booster doses.

São Paulo is the state with the highest percentage of fully vaccinated people (66.8%), Mato Grosso do Sul (63.76%), Rio Grande do Sul (59.38%), Santa Catarina (57.04%) and Paraná (56.94%), while with at least one dose are São Paulo (80.40%), Santa Catarina (75.61%), Rio Grande do Sul (74.96%), Minas Gerais (74 , 09) and Paraná (73.95%).

The survey is the result of a partnership between the press media consortium formed by G1, O Globo, Extra, O Estado de S.Paulo, Folha de S.Paulo and UOL. Vaccination data began to be monitored on January 21. Population estimates are from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

The consortium was formed in June 2020, in response to a decision by President Jair Bolsonaro to, at the time, restrict access to data on the pandemic. The newsletters currently report the number of people killed by coronavirus, the number of infected people and the moving average, an index that allows verifying in which states the pandemic is increasing, decreasing or remaining stable.

Meanwhile, planes with new batches of Pfizer vaccines landed on Wednesday at the Viracopos airport with more than 3.6 million doses. With the new deliveries, the pharmaceutical company has reached 18.6 million of the 100 million doses agreed in a second contract with the federal government, which must be delivered before December 31. The delivery of the first 100 million doses under the initial agreement was completed on October 5, it was reported.

The vaccines shipped to Brazil were produced in two factories in the United States – Kalamazoo and McPherson – plus a plant in Puurs, Belgium.

The Pfizer / BionTech vaccine was the first to obtain the definitive health registration from the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) in February of this year and is suitable for people over 12 years of age, in two doses, with an interval of 21 days . It is the only anti-COVID-19 drug that can be applied to people under 18 years of age in Brazil.

Anvisa had initially allowed its use in people from the age of 16, but then the decision was changed at age 18. However, after an external advisory committee of the FDA, the US regulatory agency, recommended on Tuesday that the Pfizer drug marketed under the brand name ComiRNAty be applied to children ages 5 to 11, the laboratory announced Wednesday that it would seek a similar authorization from Anvisa next month.

If approved by the FDA, the prognosis is that the vaccine can be given to American children starting next week, with a dose one-third of that applied to adults, it was reported.

 
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