Vaccination for 12-year-old teenagers will begin this Tuesday (28) in the Federal District.
The announcement was made last week, Governor Ibaneis Rocha, on social networks. The expansion of the target audience was possible after the expected arrival of 28,080 doses of immunizers from Pfizer. Only the vaccine from this manufacturer is authorized in Brazil to be applied to young people aged 12 to 17 years.
With increasing age, the DF vaccination campaign reaches the last age group that can receive vaccine in Brazil. Children under 12 still do not have official authorization to be immunized against covid-19 in the country.
Last week, the Government of the Federal District (GDF) also started the booster dose for seniors living in long-term care institutions (LTCs) from 60 years old, and those over 85 years old, in addition to scheduling for the severe immunosuppressed patients. Anticipation of the second dose of Pfizer vaccine was also started for those who had immunization scheduled until October 27th.
The list of vaccination posts is updated daily on the Health Department’s website.
So far, 2,158,625 people have already received the first dose or the single dose vaccine against covid-19 in the DF, which represents 83.7% of the target audience of the immunization campaign (12 years or more). For more information about vaccination in the DF, visit the Health Department website.
Until the night of last Friday (24), more than 2.1 million people had received at least one dose of vaccine against covid-19 in the DF, totaling 71.13% of the population. Full immunization (two doses or a single dose) was applied to more than 1.1 million people, representing 38.3% of the general public.
Source: Federal District BdF
Edition: Flávia Quirino