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Paraíba is the third state with a full target audience for Covid-19 vaccination and is close to reaching WHO’s 90% target

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Vaccination against Covid-19 in Paraíba. (Photo: Reproduction)

Paraíba is the third state in Brazil where vaccination against Covid-19 is at a more advanced stage. According to data from the state health services, 82.71% of the population of Paraíba aged five years or older has already taken at least two doses or a single dose of the vaccine, placing the state in a position of first plan.

Thus, Paraíba is approaching the percentage of 90%, considered ideal by the World Health Organization (WHO) and ahead of Ceará, in fourth position, with 81.60% of the population vaccinated and Paraná, in fifth , with 81.29%. The list is led by São Paulo, which has 88.79% of the vaccinable public with a complete vaccination schedule, followed by Piauí, with 86.84%.

The advance is supported by data from the Secretary of Health’s (SES) Epidemiological Bulletin, which indicates low occupancy of intensive care beds for Covid, currently at 16% statewide, in addition to the almost daily reduction in the notification of new cases of the disease. Yesterday (17), for example, the Paraíba has registered 740 cases and one death due to the coronavirus.

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