Or state of São Paulo this Sunday, there are 3.9 million people with a delayed second dose of covid-19 vaccine. The “V Day” organized by the state government on Saturday immunized 8% of Paulistas with an incomplete vaccination schedule.
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Yesterday, São Paulo had 4.3 million people with a delayed second dose. The government promoted a joint effort to try to shorten the queue, but only 343,000 people attended.
The State Department of Health said in a statement that most people who are late, about 2 million, have taken the Pfizer vaccine. The folder says it believes that the delay is due to a confusion about the deadline to take the second dose: until recently, the period between one dose and another was three months, but this period was reduced to two months.
On the same day, the state reached the milestone of 150,000 lives lost to covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. If it were a country, the state of São Paulo would be the eighth with more victims, more than the total number of deaths in more populous countries, such as Indonesia, England and Italy.
In the capital, to try to speed up vaccination, seven vaccination posts are open this Sunday, as well as pharmacies on Avenida Paulista and five parks.
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