low demand leads public bodies in ES to encourage immunization

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public institutions of Holy Spirit came together to encourage the immunization of children aged 5 to 11 years against covid-19, whose adherence in the state is below expectations. According to data from the State Health Department (Sesa), only 25.2 thousand children this age group received the first dose of the vaccine.

The action is promoted by the Court of Auditors of the State of Espírito Santo (TCE-ES), in partnership with the State Public Ministry (MPES), the Federal Public Ministry in the State (MPF-ES), Regional Electoral Court in Espírito Santo (TRE -ES), Legislative Assembly (Ales) and Court of Justice of Espírito Santo (TJES).

The institutions released a video in which they warn that the application of the first dose of the vaccine in the child population has barely reached 50% of the target audience so far. The goal is to vaccinate 90% of children aged 5 to 11 years.

According to the institutions, among the factors that explain the low childhood vaccination in Espírito Santo is the lack of information about the impact of immunizations on children’s health, in addition to the belief that covid-19 does not bring complications to this public and the need to greater integration between the Health and Education departments.

In the video, the bodies highlight that no deaths have been recorded in Brazil due to vaccines in children and adolescents, and warn parents not to leave children’s protection in half.

Low adherence is due to the dissemination of fake news, says TCE-ES

In April, the TCE-ES released a video of the rapporteur for the inspection of vaccination against covid-19, counselor Domingos Taufner, stating that the low percentage of childhood vaccination against the disease is mainly due to false news disseminated against immunizers on the networks. social.

“This also impairs adherence to vaccines against other diseases. We have already strongly recommended that municipalities take several measures, including campaigns to make parents aware of the importance of vaccination,” said the counselor.

Also according to data from Sesa, in the Vaccination Panel, until the end of the afternoon of this Thursday (12), 36.722 doses of vaccines against covid-19 had been applied in children aged 5 to 11 years in the Holy Spirit. Of this total, 25,222 correspond to the first dose and 11,500 to the second.

The day on which the State managed to immunize the largest number of children in this age group was on January 29, when all the municipalities of Espírito Santo carried out a vaccination campaign against covid-19 for children.

At the time, 1,340 children were vaccinated, according to data from the Sesa Vaccination Panel. On the other hand, last Saturday (07), only 37 doses were applied to people aged 5 to 11 years.

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