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São Paulo begins vaccinating almost 60,000 hospital workers against COVID-19

The government of the Brazilian state of São Paulo (southeast), the most populous in the country, began this Monday to vaccinate 60,000 workers in five large hospitals in the interior of the region, according to the authorities in a statement.

« In total, about 60,000 professionals who work in these hospitals will be immunized against the Covid-19 with the vaccine of the Butantan Institute, « said local authorities, referring to the vaccine developed by the Chinese laboratory Sinovac, known as « Coronavac ».

The five hospitals to receive the vaccines will be the hospitals of the Campinas, Botucatu, Ribeirão Preto, Marília and São José do Rio Preto clinics, which will join the Hospital de las Clínicas of the University of São Paulo (USP), in the capital , where yesterday Sunday the first symbolic vaccines were given.

In that hospital on Sunday 112 people were already vaccinated and this Monday they were immunized from first thing in the morning.

The objective for the next few days is to vaccinate health workers who are in the forefront of action against the Covid-19 and to the indigenous population.

São Paulo is the state where vaccination started earlier because the Sinovac inoculations were already in the facilities of the Butantan Institute in the capital of this region; In the rest of Brazil, immunizations will begin on Monday afternoon.

Source: Sputnik

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