Despite many complaints and long lines, the Federal District registered a record of doses of vaccines applied against covid-19 in a single day. According to data from the health department, yesterday (23), the first day of the joint effort, 76,922 people were immunized between 8 am and 5 pm, in 96 open vaccination points. Of this total, 60,473 received the first dose, and 16,213 the second. Another 236 were vaccinated with Janssen, in a single dose format.
This Saturday (24) and Sunday (25), the joint effort continues with 74 points that will work until 17:00. The Vaccination Committee decided to reduce the number of vaccination points for Saturday, in view of the advance in the application of doses on Friday. The expectation of the health department is to immunize, by tomorrow, 100,000 people aged 37 or over with the first dose. For the second dose, the folder hopes to serve 182,000 people by the end of the month. Since yesterday, it is no longer necessary to schedule vaccinations in the federal capital – whoever belongs to the target audience must show up with an identity document at one of the posts.
“I want to thank the commitment of all the servers who work daily vaccinating our population. This quantity of people vaccinated today shows all the potential that our teams have to reach more and more people and increase vaccination coverage”, highlighted Health Secretary Osnei Okumoto. Also according to the secretary, the Federal District now depends on the arrival of more doses to expand vaccination to a new age group.
The campaign has already reached 54.39% of vaccination coverage, considering individuals who received the first dose and 21.44% for those who completed the immunization, receiving the second dose or the single dose. Since immunization against the new coronavirus began, the federal capital has already vaccinated 1,209,244 with the first dose, 447,937 with the second and 47,201 with the single dose.
The suspension of the requirement to schedule vaccination by age in the Federal District came after the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-DF) filed, on June 30, a public civil action to force the Federal District government to abandon the strategy. Among other arguments, for the OAB, the advance requirement of prior registration for immunization does not have legal support.
Also in the entity’s assessment, the method causes social segregation and prevents the entire population from receiving applications of immunizing agents.
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