Rapid increase in demand for vaccinations in Brazil

With the spread of the Omicron strain, the current round of the new crown epidemic in Brazil continues to develop. As of January 12, local time. Brazil had an average of 44,016 new cases in a single day in the past seven days. Compared with the end of December, it has increased by more than 600%, and the average number of deaths in a single day over the past seven days is 122. A 15% increase from the end of December. The demand for vaccines from the local people is increasing rapidly, and the pressure on vaccine supply continues to grow.

Booster vaccination is an important measure for local Brazilians to fight against the new crown epidemic. At present, 99.78% of Brazilian adults have received at least one dose of the new crown vaccine. The adults who completed the full course of vaccination reached 89.3%.

The number of people vaccinated in Brazil has increased significantly since January 4. Although the official website of the Ministry of Health of the country was repeatedly attacked by hackers in December. At present, the new crown vaccination information in many places is still unable to be updated in time. But on January 12 alone, more than 760,000 vaccinations were documented in Brazilian states. Among them, more than 620,000 people were vaccinated with booster shots. And the number of people vaccinated reached the highest value since the local outbreak.

Isabella Barale, head of the Brazilian Association for Epidemic Prevention, believes that concerns about the shortage of new crown vaccines have also promoted the phenomenon of people’s centralized vaccination.

The data shows that from the end of December last year to the middle of January this year, keywords such as “third needle” and “strengthening needle”. The number of retrievals in the local network in Brazil has doubled, and the need for vaccination is stronger in areas with concentrated populations and severe epidemics.

According to data from the health department in Brazil’s most populous state, São Paulo. At present, the cumulative number of booster shots in the state accounts for nearly half of the country. As of January 12, local time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in Brazil exceeded 22.71 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 620,000.

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