Camaçari vaccine | Photo: Jean Victor
With the doses of Coronavac already delivered, several municipalities in Bahia intend to start vaccination against Covid-19 on Tuesday afternoon (19). This is the case of cities such as Vitória da Conquista, Barreiras and Camaçari.
In Conquest, the first doses of Coronavac will be applied at 2 p.m., in a ceremony at the Southwest Police Command (RCP). According to the Secretary of Health, Ramona Cerqueira, the municipal administration received about four thousand doses around eight in the morning.
In Camaçari, where the city claims to have received 2,040 doses, a ceremony will also be held at 2 p.m. It will be a symbolic event, in the auditorium of the Government Secretariat, where a person from the priority group will be the first to be vaccinated.
Wished by Bahia News, the city council’s communications office said Health Secretary Elias Natan will present the vaccination plan at the event. But the large-scale campaign will, in fact, begin on Wednesday (20).
Fourteen hours was also the time chosen by the municipality of Barreiras, which claims to have received 2,050 doses of the vaccine. The application will begin at the shelter for the elderly in the municipality, in the presence of Mayor Zito Barbosa, who this morning held a small ceremony to show the receipt of immunizers.
Photo: Magnólia Lemos / Barreiras City Council
Also in Juazeiro, vaccination is expected to begin a little later, at 3 p.m. The first of the 2,548 doses received by the municipality will be applied to a health professional, in the vaccination room of the Health Center III, in the Angary neighborhood.
VACCINE FROM QUART
At least two other Bahian cities will leave to start the vaccination campaign on Wednesday (20), as initially planned by the Ministry of Health: Teixeira de Freitas and Jequié. They received their doses of the immunizer this morning.
VACCINE IN THE BAY
Coronavac’s first request to the state took place at 7 a.m. in Salvador. The headquarters of Social Works Irmã Dulce (Osid), in Largo, Rome, hosted the event that started the vaccination campaign in Bahia (look here).
Shortly afterwards, inland cities such as Amargosa, Feira de Santana, Alagoinhas and Lauro de Freitas also began vaccinating their citizens. At this stage, the immunized will be health professionals at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 and the elderly in long-term care centers (look here) (Updated at 1:07 p.m.)