February 1, 2023
The application of the fourth dose of the Covid vaccine begins on Monday

The application of the fourth dose of the Covid vaccine begins on Monday

Governor of São Paulo, Joao Doria (PSDB), in a press conference today (16), announced that the implementation of the fourth dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 for the elderly over 80 years of age will begin on Monday (21). All fortifying agents approved by Anvisa (the National Health Surveillance Agency), can be used, according to him.

Elderly people who have taken the third dose for at least four months can receive the application. In the state, 900,000 older adults are able to receive the fourth dose.

According to the coordinator Prince Edward Island (State Immunization Programme), Regiane de Paula The fourth-dose vaccination schedule should be extended to older adults aged 60 or over, but there is still no expectation of when this will happen.

“At the moment, according to the Scientific Committee, we will focus on the 21st, putting in the population aged 80 and over, who will be there on January 17th. [de 2021], when vaccination began with health workers. That is our goal now.”

Falling in hospital due to covid

Regian de Paula also said that more than 90% of the eligible population in São Paulo had already received the second dose — as in recent weeks, it has attributed greater control over the numbers of cases and deaths from the Covid virus to the vaccine.

‘Even with trading [variante] Omicron, more transmissible, science and immunization have shown that we are on the right track.”

The state of São Paulo recorded a 77% decrease in hospitalizations due to illness caused by Corona Virus. Currently, the state accounts for 31% of intensive care beds occupancy for the coronavirus — in the peak period for pollution, the indicator exceeded 90%.

Passed at the height of our hospitalization for the omicron variant, which occurred on January 29, there were 11,500 hospitalized, and we went to 2,600 hospitalized in both the ICU and the ward. a very small number “.
Jan Gornstein, Minister of State for Health

Rise in cases and deaths after the carnival

In this tenth pandemic week of 2022, which ended on Saturday (12), São Paulo recorded a 41.7% increase in the number of new cases of COVID-19, and a 7% increase in deaths. Gornstein attributes this increase in numbers to underreporting due to carnival. “Cause the case and death data to be put last week instead of last week.”