SP starts vaccinating elderly people aged 67 on 4/14

Leonardo Martins, Rafael Bragança and Allan Brito

From UOL, in São Paulo; and collaboration for UOL, in São Paulo

07/04/2021 04h01Updated on 07/04/2021 14h10

The governor of São Paulo, João Doria (PSDB), today announced the start of vaccination against covid-19 for new age groups of priority groups. From April 14th, 67-year-olds will begin to be immunized. A week later, on the 21st, it will be the turn of people aged 66 and 65. Currently, the state vaccinates 68-year-olds.

Despite the update of the state calendar, the municipalities have the autonomy to define their own vaccination schedules. In the capital, the São Paulo City Hall has followed the schedule set by the São Paulo administration.

In the next age groups to be vaccinated, the state expects to immunize 350,000 people aged 67 and another 760,000 elderly people aged 65 and 66.

Another news announced about the immunization against covid-19 was the possibility of pre-registering the vaccination through the WhatsApp application. According to the government of São Paulo, the partnership with the application is an alternative to registration through the Vacina Já website, which aims to streamline the dosage application process.

As of today, it will be possible to pre-register at (11) 95220-2923. Just save your phone on your cell phone and send a message, or access the communication channel by link. The process, however, is not mandatory for vaccination in the state.

Regiane de Paula, general coordinator of the São Paulo State Immunization Program, said during a press conference on the pandemic that the initiative is “unprecedented in Brazil” and “will allow people to save their time.”

The number was made available by the São Paulo administration in April of last year, at the beginning of the pandemic, as a way to help the population to clarify doubts about the new coronavirus. Now, it will also be used for pre-registration.

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