State of São Paulo Surpasses US, Germany and UK in Vaccination Rates

State has fully vaccinated 87% of the population over 18 years old against Covid

São Paulo

The state of São Paulo has fully vaccinated 87% of its adult population against Covid.

The goal of the vaccination campaign was to fully vaccinate 78.5 percent of adults and adolescents from 12 years of age, surpassing developed countries like Germany (75%), the USA (68%), and the United Kindom.

The data were aggregated by Folha and show the doses administered until October 26.

Folha then compared the state's performanceto developed countries with wide vaccination coverage. In addition to those mentioned, other high vaccination rate countries include Spain (88%), Canada (84%), France, and Italy (both 79%).

Brazil, however, started applying the vaccine about a month after those countries.

São Paulo, the forerunner, gave the first injection on January 17 and today leads immunization in Brazilian territory. 98.1% of residents of the state aged 12 years or older received at least one dose.

The rates are even higher in the capital, where 92.2% completed the vaccination. In Brazil, the overall rate is 53.1%.

Although they are celebrating the high adherence, experts emphasize that there are still many people who took the first dose and did not return for the second.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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