Unvaccinated represent almost 80% of hospitalized with

A new assessment carried out by the Health Department of the Federal District points out that the majority of admissions and deaths that occurred in field hospitals are of people not vaccinated against covid-19.

This time, the monitoring was carried out with all patients who were admitted to the Hospital de Campanha do Gama since the beginning of its operation, on May 7, 2021. The data were presented last Thursday (4), during a press conference. press.

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In this unit, 403 patients were discharged from the hospital and of these, only 78 were vaccinated. Currently, 32 people are hospitalized in the unit, and of these, 11 completed the vaccination cycle and three took the first dose of the vaccine against covid-19. In other words, the majority of hospitalized patients (18 patients) are still non-vaccinated.

Of the 716 people hospitalized at the unit since it started operating, only 150 were vaccinated against covid-19, which represents only 20.9%, against 79.1% of those who were not vaccinated. Counting the number of deaths, 281 were registered. Of the people who died, only 58 had been vaccinated with at least one dose, the other 223 had not taken the vaccine.

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“The vaccine is the main strategy to mainly prevent serious cases and the number of deaths. People with chronic diseases, immunosuppressed and elderly people are groups of greater vulnerability and require attention in terms of proper clinical management. In these cases, the vaccine saves lives and prevents complications and deaths”, explains Fabiano dos Anjos, director of Epidemiological Surveillance at the Health Department.

Vaccination

So far, 56% of the total population in the DF has completed the covid-19 vaccine scheme. When considering only the target audience, aged 12 or over, this figure is 66.35%.

The Health Department also recalled that the interval between the first and second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines is now eight weeks (56 days), regardless of the date provided for on the vaccination card. For this Friday (5), for example, 16-year-old teenagers who received the first on September 10 are already expected for the second dose. It will be the first day of vaccination of that age.

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It was also informed that, in relation to the booster dose, of the 26 thousand immunosuppressed individuals able to receive the immunization, only 8,328 sought the vaccine. People who fit the comorbidities listed on the Department of Health website should look for a vaccination site 28 days after the second or single dose. There is no need to make an appointment: just bring your vaccination card, identity document with photo and medical report or report.

For this audience, the Coronavac vaccine is also available for patients with medical indications for this immunizing agent. In the case of elderly people over 60 years and healthcare professionals, the booster dose can be applied six months after D2 or a single dose.

Source: Federal District BdF

Edition: Flávia Quirino

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