“There is no reduction for any kind of vaccination,” guaranteed, in the statements of Lusa, the chief of health of the Azores, Cleo Meneses, who today visited the Ponta Delgada Health Center, on the island of São Miguel, where he went. Relocation of the covid-19 vaccination center, formerly located in Portas do Mar.
According to Clélio Meneses, the change is due to the Azores Rallye, which begins on Thursday, and should last until at least Monday.
“Until twenty [segunda-feira] He works in the vaccination center in the unit [Saúde] Sao Miguel Island. Next, we are considering returning to Portas do Mar, depending on what assessment will be made this week.
The government official says the change has not caused restrictions on COVID-19 vaccination, as demand is currently “much lower”.
“Currently, no one in the Azores wants to be vaccinated and does not want to be vaccinated. It just depends on the will of each one of us to reach the levels of protection that ensure there is no increased risk of covid-19 in the Azores and so that we can Lift the restrictive measures that are still in place.
Azores maintains vaccination centers with an “open house” system, outside health centers, in Ribeira Grande, on the island of São Miguel, and in Angra do Heroísmo and Praia da Vitoria, on the island of Terceira, but with “each time with the allocation of fewer people” and” increasingly restrictive schedules.”
Clelio Meneses said that the possibility of using these centers for influenza vaccination, which on the island of São Miguel alone should cover about 13,000 people, is being studied.
“The idea is to take advantage of the synergies that have already been created and the proven ability so that co-vaccination against influenza can be done in tandem with the phased vaccination against COVID-19,” he advances.
In the Azores, “about 76%” of the population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and at this point, “mainly second doses” are given to about 8,300 young people aged 12 to 15 who received the first dose.
“At the end of this week, since there are many second doses for young people aged 12 to 15, there may be an even bigger increase,” the regional health minister said, referring to the vaccination rate.
There are also “people who are now vaccinated after they have been infected and recovered” more than three months ago and others who “refused vaccination in the first stage and who are now compliant.”
Asked about the rejection rate for a COVID-19 vaccine, Clelio Meneses said it had “not been determined very accurately”, but acknowledged that there was “less demand” at this point.
Most of the population has already been vaccinated. We’re already at about 76%. He emphasized that the population’s not-yet-vaccinated limbs represented a smaller universe.
All Azores are at a very low risk of transmitting the coronavirus that causes covid-19, but they are still subject to capacity limitations for restaurants and cafes, as well as cultural and sporting events.
The Azzurri CEO has already indicated a goal of vaccinating 85% of the population to lift restrictions that remain, which, according to Clelio Meneses, “will depend on people’s stickiness.”
He stressed, “It is 85% or less value, provided that the protection of the population is ensured in a safe manner by the combined reading of the incidence of cases, hospitalizations and deaths.”
Azores currently has 114 active cases of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, including 74 in São Miguel, 22 in Pico, 15 in Terceira and three in Faial.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 8,819 cases have been diagnosed in the region, with 8,490 recoveries and 42 deaths. 94 people left the archipelago without recovery and 79 provided evidence of previous treatment.
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