Majority of Vaccinated Brazilians Still Awaiting Second Dose

The country has the third largest gap between 100% immunized and those who were only partially

São Paulo

Brazil is currently the third country with the largest discrepancy between people who completed the vaccination schedule against Covid and those who are partially immunized, among the 130 that provide data. Only Costa Rica and Taiwan have bigger gaps.

Although the country is in the intermediate group of vaccination coverage for the first dose, with 62% inoculated, and has recommended an extra dose for people over 70 years of age, only 28% here have full immunization.

The United States, for example, has 60% of the population partially vaccinated and 51% with a full regimen. In other words: while Americans have 9% of the population with "half vaccine," Brazil has 34.3%.

While the first dose provides some protection against the disease, although it varies by manufacturer, completing the regimen is essential to elevate and lengthen immunity.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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