8-year-old indigenous is the first child vaccinated against Covid-19 in Brazil

Application took place in a symbolic act this Friday, 14, at Hospital das Clínicas; another seven young people were also immunized

ALOISIO MAURICIO/FOTOARENA/ESTADÃO CONTENTFirst vaccinated against Covid-19 was 8-year-old indigenous Davi Seremrámiwe Xavante

or state of São Paulo vaccinated the first child against Covid-19 this Friday, the 14th. The immunization took place during a symbolic act of the state government, held at Hospital das Clínicas, and was attended by the governor João Doria (PSDB). The toucan is the party’s pre-candidate for the Presidency of the Republic. The first vaccinated was the 8-year-old indigenous Davi Seremrámiwe Xavante. In addition to him, seven other children aged between 5 and 11 years, belonging to the priority groups, were then vaccinated.

“Practically a year ago, on January 17th, we vaccinated the first Brazilian person here, the nurse Mônica Calazans. This was the nurse who gave Monica the vaccine. And Jessica will also give the first vaccine in Brazil to a child, who is this young man, from the Xavante ethnic group, the first Brazilian child to receive the Pfizer vaccine for his immunization. It is a historic moment for Brazil. In the same place, at Hospital das Clínicas, where we vaccinated a black female nurse, Monica, on January 17, practically a year later, we are vaccinating the first child, of the Xavante ethnicity, who is being treated here in São Paulo , lives in Piracicaba, and is here to receive the vaccine,” said Doria.

After the immunization, the chief Jurandir Siridiwe, David’s father, thanked the governor of São Paulo for starting the vaccination campaign for children. “Thank you very much for your attention, for looking [para a população indígena], because in Brazil we still have this invisibility. I appreciate the understanding, this visibility, the dialogue”, he said. “We have to get the vaccine, not forget to wear a mask, to distance ourselves. Surely, the new generation, the children, will be safe when classes return, healthy, playing and smiling. You are to be congratulated, thank you very much, governor”, ​​continued the indigenous man.

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