In MS, 58% of indigenous children have already been vaccinated against covid-19

Child vaccinated in MS village.  (Photo: Advertising/SES)
Child vaccinated in MS village. (Photo: Advertising/SES)

The process of childhood vaccination in children aged 5 to 11, living in the villages of Mato Grosso do Sul, has reached a margin of 58.2%, as announced by the SES (Secretariat of the State of Health).

According to a survey by the Special Secretariat for Health Indigenous, 7,690 children have already received the dose of immunological against covid-19. At the same time, the general population of the range would be children, with 40.56% of the public vaccinated, totaling 123,656 children.

Mato Grosso do Sul has 13,223 children in villages eligible for the vaccine. “This makes us optimistic about vaccinating these children. The municipalities of Bela Vista, Dois Irmãos do Buriti, Laguna Carapã, Juti and Tacuru have vaccination coverage above 85%. Sidrolândia, Caarapó and Brasilândia are above 100% vaccination. On the other hand, Dourados and Japorã are below 42%. We need these municipalities to intensify this vaccination,” said the secretary of HealthGeraldo Resende.

The file holder also pointed out that vaccination is still open in indigenous villages. “We need to encourage parents and guardians to take their child to receive the first dose of the covid-19 vaccine, and also to complete their immunization schedule. It is important to remember that children also fall ill following contamination with covid-19 and can develop serious forms of the disease and even progress to death. That’s why it’s important to vaccinate everyone,” he says.

Vaccination potentially helps reduce disease communicability and acts as an important strategy for the safe return and maintenance of face-to-face school activities in the 2022 school year.

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