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Those over 80 years of age who have received the third dose at least four months ago are eligible; any available immunizing agent can be applied in the age group

WILLIAN MOREIRA/FUTURA PRESS/ESTADÃO CONTENTNew phase of the vaccination campaign will include 900,000 elderly people

the governor of Sao Paulo, João Doria (PSDB), announced this Wednesday, 16, the application of the fourth dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 for elderly people over 80 years of age as of next Monday, 21st. Those who have received the third dose for at least four months are eligible, representing 900,000 people in São Paulo. The Scientific Committee’s indication is that all immunizing agents available in the public health system can be applied in the age group chosen to start the second booster dose due to their greater vulnerability to the disease. “With Ômicron, we had a small increase in mortality in this group. Because of this, we also need to vaccinate, increase and make the fourth dose”, said the coordinator of the State Immunization Program (PEI), Regiane de Paula.

During a press conference, the state administration celebrated the goal reached on Tuesday, 15, of 90% of the eligible population vaccinated against Covid-19. The percentage is considered ideal by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health. With the high vaccination against Covid-19, São Paulo saw the indicators of the pandemic plummet. This Wednesday, the 16th, the hospitalization rate of beds in Intensive Care Units is 31% in the State and 31.9% in Greater São Paulo. In the last six weeks, a 77% drop in hospitalizations was observed. At the peak of the Ômicron variant, on January 29, 11,500 were hospitalized in SP. This week, there are 2,600 people.

Percentage of the population of the State of São Paulo vaccinated against Covid-19 by age group

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