Vaccination Is Interrupted in Cities in The Metropolitan Region of Rio after Vaccine Doses Are Depleted

Prosecutors warned of failures in the organization of services to priority groups in São Gonçalo and Duque de Caxias

Rio de Janeiro

Vaccination against Covid-19 was interrupted in at least three municipalities in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan region this week due to depleted doses. In two of them, São Gonçalo and Duque de Caxias, the state public prosecutor had already warned of failures in the organization of services to priority groups.

In São Gonçalo, applications of the first dose were suspended on Tuesday (9). According to the city, the second dose was already reserved and began to be applied on Monday (8) to health professionals on the front line of the fight against Covid-19.

Comércio aberto no centro de Duque de Caxias, na Baixada Fluminense, em meio a pandemia de coronavírus
Duque de Caxias - Renato Silva/Favela em Pauta/Folhapress

The municipal administration also reported that it received 8,200 doses of the Coronavac vaccine from the state last Tuesday, and that vaccination will resume on Thursday (11) for health officials and the elderly.

Another 8,200 doses, according to the city, are being stored at the General Storage Coordination, in Niterói, and will be withdrawn on a date to be defined by the state government for the second application.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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