More than 22 thousand indigenous people have already been vaccinated in the DSEI Alto Rio Solimões
With 95% fluvial logistics, the Special Indigenous Health District (DSEI) Alto Rio Solimões has already vaccinated more than 22 thousand indigenous people against COVID-19. Health professionals travel along the Solimões River in canoes and boats of varying power so that no indigenous person is left unimmunized.
The expectation is that in the coming weeks the District will reach the mark of 34,000 immunized indigenous people. "We reached a percentage of almost 70% of vaccination, even with all the logistical difficulties, but, even so, our teams continue in the Base Centers vaccinating the population. Our mission continues! ", said the District´s coordinator, Weydson Pereira.
Despite having the second largest indigenous population in the country, the DSEI Alto Rio Solimões has the pandemic situation under control. The District registers low rates of cases, hospitalizations and deaths resulting from COVID-19.
As the transportation and assistance are done by river, the DSEI Alto Rio Solimões delivered, last week, 10 speedboat ambulances for the Mobile Emergency Assistance Service for Indigenous Health (SAMUSI).
The boats will serve 10 Base Poles in the region and more than R$1.5 million were invested.