The largest batch of vaccines against Covid-19 ever delivered to Rio Grande do Sul, comprising 645,150 doses of Covishield (Oxford / AstraZenec) and Coronavac (Sinovac), arrived in the state this morning. The plane with the cargo landed at Salgado Filho Airport, in Porto Alegre, around 6:22 am, and a truck with a refrigeration system received the ampoules and transported them to the Central Immunobiological Storage and Distribution Center (Ceadi), on the east side of the city. Capital.
The remittance will be used to expand the elderly group, in addition to about 29 thousand workers in the area of safety and rescue, inserted last Wednesday among the priority. Part of the amount will also be reserved for the second dose. In all, the cargo consists of 600,400 doses of Coronavac, delivered to the federal government by the Butantan Institute, in São Paulo, and 44,750 produced by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), in Rio de Janeiro.
Rio Grande do Sul has already received 2,216,450 doses of anticovid vaccine by the Ministry of Health. According to the State Department of Health (SES), 1,481,187 people have already received at least one dose – of these, 305,626 have already completed the scheme with the second application. The SES says that during this Friday will make the distribution to the municipalities. by air – Military Brigade and Civil Police helicopters – and by land.
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