Dentistry students at a private college in Feira de Santana, a city about 100 km from Salvador, were vaccinated against Covid-19, without belonging to the priority immunization group, and the situation generated controversy in the city.
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According to the Health Department of Feira de Santana, students are on the list for vaccination, but they are not a priority. The application of the immunizer was contested by another group of students who are attending nursing at the State University of Feira de Santana (Uefs).
According to student Wesley Araújo, the academic directory of the nursing course has been asking for the vaccine since the beginning of the year, but so far they have not been able to. Nursing students need to be immunized so that they can intern at health facilities.
“When we learned that other students, who are not trainees in the last year of the health course, were already taking the vaccine, it caused us a feeling of revolt,” explained the student.
According to the academic director of the private college, Getúlio Bonfim, there was no interference from the institution in the vaccination of students.
“These students were aware of a document from the Ministry of Health and, in possession of that document, together with the registration vouchers, they sought the Department of Health and the Secretariat itself scheduled these students’ vaccination,” said the director.
Initially, the Health Department of Feira de Santana informed, by means of a note, that the vaccination was endorsed by the Health Mystery, which guarantees vaccines for students in the health field who are interning.
The municipal health secretary, Marcelo Britto, said that the students are included in the vaccination list, but they are not a priority.
“Students are included, but much lower than the priorities,” he commented.
Also according to the Health Secretary of Feira de Santana, there was a failure in this case. In addition, Marcelo said that he applied an administrative sanction.
“It was administrative sanctions against those responsible who authorized this type of vaccination, ignoring the CIB resolution. They were complying with the Ministry’s ordinance, but ignoring the resolution,” he concluded.
The Bipartite Interagency Commission (CIB) is a deliberative body of the Unified Health System (SUS) and brings together the 417 municipalities in Bahia and the state. Through the commission, groups are defined that will be inserted, gradually, as priority for immunization.
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Group disputes vaccination against Covid-19 of dental students in the countryside of BA; secretary says he applied administrative sanction – Photo: Reproduction / Subaé TV
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