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The Rio City Health Minister responds to false news about

The Rio City Health Minister responds to false news about

The Minister of Health of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Daniel Soranz, confirmed today (30) that the Oxford / AstraZeneca and CoronaVac vaccines are safe, by facing the detection of False news Related to thrombosis cases with the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine.

In recent weeks, vaccinations in the capital were carried out with the vaccine made at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (AstraZeneca) and the vaccine produced at the Instituto Butantan (CoronaVac), which are part of the technical reserve designated for the second dose only.

AstraZeneca vaccine is safe. All health authorities in Brazil have been strengthened. It is a mistake for a person not to be vaccinated because of insecurity in getting the vaccine. AstraZeneca and CoronaVac are safe. We are monitoring strong vaccinations in Rio de Janeiro for harmful effects. We have no reports of serious conditions in people who have taken both AstraZeneca and CoronaVac. We applied two million doses of vaccines in Rio, without any serious vaccine interaction. Without any stroke, “he confirmed.

According to the secretary, the biggest risk is not being vaccinated. So far, we are pretty sure that the AstraZeneca vaccine benefits far more than the risks to the population. The biggest risk now is to stop taking the vaccine. The biggest risk now is delaying the vaccination. At the moment we only have AstraZeneca first dose vaccine in our network, we have no other vaccine, and we need people to believe and trust that it is a safe vaccine. It protects and saves lives and brings far more benefits than risks. There is still a lot False news Related to immunization, “he said during the Rio de Janeiro’s Seventeenth Epidemiological Review presentation.

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The Mayor of Rio, Eduardo Pais, also spoke about False news. “Let’s stop garbage, folks. I remember vaccines were politicized the day with talk that the Chinese vaccine was bad. Now they talk badly about AstraZeneca. We have health authorities in charge here. Anvisa endorse, evaluate and analyze all vaccines. Two million doses have been applied.” They don’t have clotting or any crap. So, let’s be shy in our faces and stop the bullshit and everyone will get the vaccine the way they need it. AstraZenca or CoronaVac, it doesn’t matter. The vaccine saves lives. The important thing is that people get vaccinated, ”Pais said.

For Eduardo Pais, it is important to restrict immunization with the second dose at this time for residents of the capital so that they can maintain control over the immunization program.

If we open it up to anyone who hasn’t taken their first dose in town, we’re totally out of control. We don’t impose many restrictions on the first dose, but in the second it has to happen so that there is minimal control by the city of Rio, ”he said, advising people to go to the same place they are to take the first dose. Another reason, except for the fact that it helps us get organized. Imagine the logistics of dosing in 256 vaccination centers. It’s complicated logistics. “

Doses applied

The municipality of Rio celebrated the mark of more than two million doses applied, which is a percentage above 20% of the population, as well as reaching 95.3% of elderly people immunized with the first dose.

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In total there are 2,099,505 doses applied, of which 1,458,647 are first doses, or 21.6% of metropolitan residents. With the second dose, there were 640,858 people. “We are now looking for elderly people who have not yet been vaccinated, and we are guiding them and asking them to look for a health unit.” The Director of Health Surveillance at the Municipal Health Secretariat (SMS), Marcio Garcia, said that our primary care teams are looking for elderly people who were sick on the day Take the dose or for any reason seeking to be vaccinated.

The supervisor reported that in long-stay institutions there were no records of April outbreaks. In January there were seven and on February 4 and on March 2. “What we observe is that in April, no outbreak was reported or recorded involving elderly people in long-term care facilities, bearing in mind that these were the first priority groups for vaccination. Therefore, here we present the good results of vaccination.” He explained that most elderly people are in Long-term care facilities have already been vaccinated, even with the second dose.

New variants

The Minister of Health indicated 198 cases of infection with new variants of the Coronavirus in urban residents. “We still have a profile similar to last week, where we have a preponderance of the P.1 variant, which became better known when it popped up in the state of Amazonas, in the city of Manaus,” Garcia said.


The vaccination schedule in the capital continues to immunize priority groups of people with comorbidities, including pregnant women and people with permanent disabilities; Health workers, education, urban cleaning services, municipal guards, bus and transportation drivers and collectors, civil and military police, firefighters, and prison officers.

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The vaccination is based on age groups. Today, 57-year-old women in priority groups and pregnant women with comorbidities regardless of age from 8 AM to 5 PM, and on Saturday (1) they will be men of the same age.

This Friday, 40-year-old health professionals will be vaccinated between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tomorrow, stations are open from 8 am to 12 noon.

“Pay attention to the schedule. Tomorrow, Labor Day, the Health Secretariat warns, although we will do what we love most, which is vaccination and work. “