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São Paulo will start vaccinating people over 65 on the 21st – Prime Time Zone

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As of this Wednesday, 7, residents of the State will be able to register for vaccination through WhatsApp; about 1.1 million people between 65 and 67 years old should be immunized

Ulan/Pool / Latin America News Agency via Reuters ConnectVaccination of people aged 67 will start next Wednesday

The government of Sao Paulo announced on Wednesday, 7, the expansion of the age group of vaccination for residents of the state. “People aged 67 will be able to be vaccinated in the state of São Paulo from April 14th. People aged 65 and 66 will be able to start being vaccinated in São Paulo on April 21, a week later ”, said the governor João Doria at a press conference. The expectation is that more than 1.1 million people in these age groups will benefit from immunization: 350 thousand with 67 and 760 thousand with between 65 and 66. To date, 5.1 million people have received the first dose of vaccine in SP and 1.8 million were immunized with the two doses. In addition to the “Vacina Já” website, starting this Wednesday, pre-registration can be done via WhatsApp. Residents will need to send a message to (11) 95220.2923. “The partnership is unprecedented in Brazil and will allow people to save their time by up to 90% so that they can get their vaccine at the time of vaccination,” explained the general coordinator of the State Immunization Program, Regiane de Paula.

Distribution of doses

The state government also announced the distribution of 1 million doses of the Butantan Institute’s vaccine against Covid-19 to the federal government on Wednesday, totaling 38.2 million doses delivered since the beginning of the year. “We have already produced 41 million and 400 thousand doses and we await the arrival of more raw material from China in the next few days to start the final phase of this contract of 46 and start another contract of 54 million”, said the director of the Butantan Institute, Dimas Covas . According to him, the raw material from China should have been delivered this week, but now it is scheduled for the next. According to data from this Wednesday, São Paulo has 2,576,362 cases and 79,443 deaths caused by the disease so far. The bed occupancy rate in the state is 89.9%.

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