More than 25% of adolescents received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in SC

More than 25% of adolescents received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in SC

More than 140,000 adolescents have already received the first dose of the vaccine in the first 20 days of immunization for people aged 12 to 17 years; The country expects to receive more doses on Friday

Santa Catarina applied 140,893 doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 as the first application, totaling 25.62% of 12-17-year-olds.

More than 25% of teens received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in South Carolina – Photo: Breno Esaki/Department of Health of the Federal District/ND

According to estimates by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, Santa Catarina has 549,894 children and adolescents who are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

About 20 days after the start of adolescent immunization, the topic gained importance with the suspension of the Ministry of Health for adolescents aged 12-17 years.

According to the Minister of the Ministry, Marcelo Quiroga, the suspension occurred due to “negative events and because the United Kingdom itself withdrew […]. “The scientific evidence is not strong,” the health minister said.

According to infection doctor Sonia Maria de Faria, so far, only small negative effects have been recorded due to vaccination against Covid-19. However, she notes that, for example, fever and pain in the body and at the site of application are common. “In general, the vaccine produced by Pfizer is safe for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17,” he adds.

Even during the period when the Ministry of Health indicated that there was no vaccination for adolescents, Santa Catarina continued to be vaccinated.

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“The state has remained steadfast in its goal of protecting our teenage children. Despite the setbacks, we still recommend municipal administrators to continue to vaccinate this public. This is a historic milestone. Vaccination is the way to win the battle against this disease,” adds Minister of State for Health, André Mota Ribeiro.

Adolescent mortality in SC

according to Covid-19 status dashboard, updated Thursday night (23), 26 teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 died in Santa Catarina.

Of this total, 14 had some form of comorbidity. On the other hand, other teens did not, as well as the 15-year-old girl, the youngest victim of Covid-19 in Blumenau.

Of this total, 14 had some form of comorbidity. On the other hand, other teens did not, as well as the 15-year-old girl, the youngest victim of Covid-19 in Blumenau.

Just as I brought it ND +, Santa Catarina will receive more than 177,000 doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 on Friday (24). According to the state government, 60,000 vaccination workers will be used to apply to teens.

Vaccination in SC

according to SC . Vaccination ScaleMore than 5 million people from Santa Catarina have already received at least the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19.

That number represents 70% of the population of 7.2 million people who live in Santa Catarina, according to an estimate IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics).

In addition, 2.7 million people have already completed the vaccination schedule, which is 38.44% of Santa Catarina. To date, Santa Catarina has received just over 10 million doses and applied 7,864,509.

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