Vaccines against Covid-19 are stolen in Rio, says Health Department – Money Times

According to the secretary, a man broke into the health post in the Colégio neighborhood at dawn on Sunday and took, in addition to the vaccine bottles, a computer (Image: Pixabay)

Five vials of vaccine CoronaVac containing 10 doses each were stolen by a man who broke into a health post in the northern part of the Rio de Janeiro, informed the Secretariat of Health of the city this Monday.

According to the secretary, a man broke into the health post in the Colégio neighborhood at dawn on Sunday and took, in addition to the vaccine bottles, a computer.

“The break-in was verified by the unit’s security guard and confirmed by the images of the internal circuit, where it is observed that the man arrived at the place around 4 am and remained for about 10 minutes.

The police were called by the unit’s management, carried out an on-the-spot investigation and will continue with the investigations ”, informed the Rio de Janeiro Health Secretariat in a note.

The Civil Police informed that the occurrence was registered and the agents carry out diligences to identify the perpetrator and to recover the stolen vaccines. “Images from security cameras were collected, the investigation was carried out on the spot and witnesses were heard,” the police said in a statement.

Last month, the Natal police reported that armed suspects took 20 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 from a basic health unit in the capital of Rio Grande do Norte.

Vaccination against Covid-19 in the country has been at a slow pace since the beginning, in January, due to the lack of doses, which has contributed to the worst moment of the pandemic in the country. Brazil.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, 16.5 million people were vaccinated with the first dose, equivalent to 7.8% of the population. The priority group for vaccination alone has almost 78 million people.

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