DSEI Rio Tapajós expects to vaccinate 6,190 indigenous people
The Special Indigenous Sanitary District (DSEI) Rio Tapajós began vaccination against COVID-19 on the last 19/01 and expects to vaccinate 6,190 indigenous people in the coming weeks.
The cacique and nursing technician of the village Sai Cinza, Zildomar Saw Munduruku, was the first indigenous person to be vaccinated and reinforced the need and urgency of the vaccine to arrive in all the villages.
"It is essential that the entire indigenous population be vaccinated, because only then will the population be more protected, especially the elderly," he said.
A great logistic was thought so that none of the 160 villages be left without the vaccine. The transportation to attend the eight ethnic groups distributed among five municipalities (Itaituba, Novo Progreso, Jacareacanga, Trairão and Aveiro) will be done by air, river and land routes.
"The participation of the health team and leaders is fundamental to sensitize the community about the vaccine´s effectiveness, and thus avoid the circulation of lying information that can inhibit users, causing fear about the vaccine´s effects," pointed out the nurse and coordinator of the DSEI Rio Tapajós, Cleidiane de Carvalho.