Security forces will have vaccination before people with comorbidities – Jornal de Piracicaba

Security forces will have vaccination before people with comorbidities
Source: Agência Brasil

The Ministry of Health has announced that part of the security forces will have early vaccination and will be included in the next batch of doses, with delivery scheduled for this Thursday (1st). The decision was agreed between the portfolio, the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass) and the National Council of Municipal Health Secretaries (Conasems).



Workers in the security forces involved in the care and transport of patients, in pre-hospital care, in immunization actions against covid-19 and in the inspection of social distance measures are included in the group subject to vaccination.

According to the ministry, the decision to anticipate the vaccination of such workers took into account their performance in combating the covid-19 and the functions performed in the care and support in the context of the pandemic.

“We decided to anticipate the vaccination of a portion of this group according to criteria that meet the National Vaccination Plan against Covid-19 taking into account the role that each agent plays in combating the pandemic,” explained the coordinator of the National Immunization Program, Francieli Fontana.

With the decision, the functions selected in the security forces will move ahead in the priority queue, which is currently completing the 65-69 year olds and then will include those in the 60 to 64 year old range.

According to the PNI, after this segment, people aged 18 to 59 years with comorbidities would be vaccinated, a name given to medical conditions that cause greater risks of contamination by the new coronavirus to develop into severe conditions.

For the coordinator of the Intersectoral Commission for Health Surveillance and the Movement for the Reintegration of People Affected by Leprosy, Arthur Custódio, it is necessary to guarantee vaccines for everyone.

“We need to protect people who are in a vulnerable situation, whether in the case of illness or from a social point of view. We need to discuss what prioritization is. Primary care professionals, for example. And it is necessary to have transparency when discussing with society which are the priority groups ”, he highlights.

Security forces will have vaccination before people with comorbidities



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