More than 70% of children aged 5 to 11 years received their first Covid vaccine in Teresina | Piauí

A total of 66,372 children received the first dose of the vaccine. Of these, 37,631 were also vaccinated with a second dose, which is 41.47%. The FMS plans to vaccinate 90,734 boys and girls in this age group across the city.

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In Teresina, childhood vaccinations are carried out by appointment at vaccination points and FMS visits to schools in the capital.

According to Gilberto Albuquerque, president of the foundation, the reduction in Covid-19 cases, flu syndromes and complications shows the impact of the vaccine on the population.

“It’s a vaccine that’s already been tested all over the world, so don’t be afraid. The vaccine may sometimes cause pain at the injection site or a mild fever, but medical staff are aware. It’s safe, vaccinate the kids, “the president commented.

The first child was vaccinated

On January 18, 2022, Teresina started vaccinating children against Covid-19. The 11-year-old autistic boy was the first to be vaccinated at the primary health unit in the Santa Izabel district, in the eastern zone of the capital.

Vaccination of children against Covid-19 – Photo: Secom-JP / Disclosure

It is essential for vaccination presents a CPF or SUS card in addition to the vaccination card. Parents or guardians of children must be present and express their consent. If they are absent, vaccination must be approved using a consent form signed by them.

In the case of immunodeficiency or co-morbidities, parents or guardians must also provide proof of the condition.

Second dose for children

After the first dose cChildren who took Corovac took the second four weeks after the first, while those who took Pfizer took it eight weeks later.

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