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Society 6-year-old girl becomes the first child vaccinated against Covid-19 in Amazonas

Exact moment when a child is vaccinated in Manaus. (Gabriel Abreu/Cenarium)

Gabriel Abreu – Cenarium Magazine

MANAUS – The first child to be immunized against Covid-19 in Amazonas was little Ângella Conceição Alvarenga, 6 years old, who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The immunization in Manaus started on Monday, 17, after several impasses between the Ministry of Health and the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa). The first group to be vaccinated is children with comorbidities and permanent disabilities (PcDs), in addition to indigenous and quilombolas. The goal is to vaccinate 90% of this population, estimated at 260,721 children.

Read more: Vaccination of children 5 to 11 years begins on Monday in Manaus

The mother of Angella, Andréia Conceição de Souza, celebrated the immunization of her daughter. “It is a happiness, a satisfaction. I’ve waited so long for this vaccination. She says she lost her father a year ago and today she is very happy”, she said.

Authorities accompanied the beginning of vaccination for the public from 5 to 11 years old in Manaus this Monday, 17. (Gabriel Abreu/ Cenarium)

Vaccination points

According to the Municipal Health Secretariat (Semsa), there are four vaccination points for this public: the City of Children Park, in the South, Worker’s Club-Sesi, in the East, and Living Center Magdalena Arce Daou, in the West, operating from 9am to 4pm, and the shopping Manaus Via Norte, North, which will operate from 10am to 4pm.

Children must go to the vaccination point accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult and they must present identification.

During the press conference, the governor of Amazonas, Wilson Lima (PSC), made an appeal for parents to take their children to be vaccinated, because the vaccine is the only way to avoid serious cases of Covid-19.

The mandatory documents are: birth certificate or original identification document with photo of the child; national SUS card or CPF, and the child’s vaccination booklet.

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Besides these documents, for children with comorbidities, it is necessary to present a medical report that proves this condition. Those with disabilities (PcDs) do not need to present a report.

Included in the Ministry of Health’s list of priorities are diabetes mellitus, severe chronic lung diseases, resistant arterial hypertension (RAH), arterial hypertension stage 3, arterial hypertension stages 1 and 2 with target-organ damage and/or comorbidity, cardiovascular diseases (heart failure – ICH, cor-pulmonale and pulmonary hypertension, hypertensive heart disease coronary syndromes, valvular heart disease, myocardiopathy and pericardiopathy, diseases of the aorta, great vessels, and arteriovenous fistulas, cardiac arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, prosthetic valves and implanted cardiac devices, cerebrovascular disease), chronic kidney disease, immunosuppression, sickle cell anemia, morbid obesity, Down syndrome, and liver cirrhosis.

Children must be healthy to receive the vaccine and cannot have received other vaccines from the children’s calendar in the last 15 days. Immediately after receiving the immunization, they must remain there for 20 minutes for observation.