The low coverage of the vaccine against Covid-19, especially among children and adolescents, is still a concern for Belo Horizonte City Hall.
Among children aged 6 months to 2 years, for example, only 7.9% received the third dose. In the age group of 5 to 11 years, the percentage of those vaccinated with the booster dose is 15.1%. The Ministry of Health recommends that at least 90% of the population be vaccinated.
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In Santa Luzia, in Greater Belo Horizonte, the city council determined this Wednesday (1st) the use of masks in closed places after a 306% increase in confirmed cases of Covid-19 in just 26 days. The data is from the Municipal Health Department and implementation is immediate.
Failure to vaccinate children is a crime and parents or legal guardians of children and adolescents who do not immunize their children, through vaccination, in the cases recommended by health authorities, including against Covid 19, may be liable for the administrative infraction of art. 249 of the ECA (fine of 3 to 20 minimum wages and/or being subject to the application of one or more measures provided for in art. 129 of the ECA).
To increase the percentage of immunized people and guarantee protection, the vaccine against covid-19 is being made available during the Multivaccination Campaign. The monovalent dose of the vaccine is for people aged 6 months to 14 years. The bivalent dose is offered to adolescents between 12 and 14 years old and who have some comorbidity.
“The virus continues to circulate and the vaccine is the most effective measure to prevent the most serious forms of the disease and even death. It is essential that parents and guardians take children and adolescents to vaccination sites to update their vaccination status”, reinforced the municipal secretary of Health, Danilo Borges Matias.
In Belo Horizonte, the campaign runs until November 4th, in addition to awareness-raising actions and guidance provided by health unit teams. On the City Hall portal, the population can check the locations and opening hours.
To catch up on pending doses, you must present your vaccination record for evaluation. Thus, professionals check whether there are missing immunizations and which ones need to be applied.