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Posted at 8:15 am | May 23, 2022 | Writing

Just over 400 doses of vaccines are applied this weekend in Mossoró

Photo credit: Wilson Moreno (Secom/PMM)
This Saturday (21) and Sunday (22), only 434 doses were applied.

Despite the availability of vaccines against Covid-19, measles and influenza, the demand for vaccination from the population of Mossoró has been low, especially at weekends. The situation worries the Municipal Department of Health (SMS), which has reinforced the appeal to the target audiences of the ongoing campaigns to seek vaccination points. This Saturday (21) and Sunday (22), only 434 doses were applied.

On Saturday (21), vaccination took place at two points: at the Maria Soares Basic Health Unit (UBS), next to the Urgent Care Unit (UPA) in Alto de São Manoel, and at Sharing Shopping Mossoró, totaling 371 doses applied. (46 against measles, 147 against flu and 178 against Covid). This Sunday (22), in an action carried out at the Tertuliano Ayres Dias public school, 63 people were vaccinated, with 16 doses of the flu vaccine, two against measles and 34 of the Covid vaccine, in addition to 11 doses of routine vaccines.

“People have to get services so that they can also be maintained on weekends. We are strengthening our demand for attendance at health units and the additional points made available during the week. The situation is worrying, so we emphasize the need for the target audiences to complete and reinforce their vaccination schedule,” stressed the municipal health department’s vaccination coordinator, Etevaldo de Lima.

Vaccination will resume in Mossoró this Monday (23), in UBS in urban and rural areas and also in additional points, which are distributed throughout this week: Partage Shopping, Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Potiguar University (UNP), Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Rio Grande do Norte State University Faculty of Nursing (FAEN/UEN), Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“To give you an idea, we have over 58,000 people who are behind on the third dose of the Covid vaccine. Regarding the second dose, there are more than 22,000 latecomers, including 6,700 children aged 5 to 11 years. More than 26,000 have not even taken their first dose and of this total, more than 9,000 are children between the ages of 5 and 11,” added Etevaldo de Lima.

As for the vaccination campaigns against influenza and measles, the public to be vaccinated in Mossoró is 106,188 people. “For influenza, only 26,570 have received doses to date, 3,484 children aged 6 months to under 5 years. Our audience in this age group is 16,788 children. As for measles, only 3,239 children were vaccinated. Vaccinating agents are accessible to all audiences defined by the Ministry of Health. Get vaccinated and take your children to health centers. The vaccine is life,” concluded Etevaldo de Lima.


Priority groups for influenza vaccination are people over 60; healthcare workers; pregnant women; puerperal women; Indians; teachers; people with comorbidities; with a permanent disability; truck’s driver; public transport workers; road; urban and long-haul passengers.

And yet: port workers; security and rescue forces; Armed forces; employees of the custodial system; population deprived of freedom; adolescents and young people in socio-educational measures; as well as children from 6 months to less than 5 years old.

Priority groups for measles vaccination are health workers and children aged 6 months to 5 years. In the vaccination against Covid-19, it is people over 5 years old. The first, second, third and fourth doses are applied in the vaccination campaign against Covid-19.

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