SESAI´s employees launch an original song to celebrate the high rate of indigenous people vaccinated
To celebrate the high rate of indigenous people vaccinated against COVID-19 in the 34 Special Indigenous Sanitary Districts (DSEI), the employees of the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI), of the Ministry of Health, released the song: Vaccine is Life.
The song, which was released in the form of a video clip, encourages indigenous people to get vaccinated at a time when vaccination among indigenous peoples is close to the goal set by SESAI, which is 90%.
Currently, the indigenous people vaccinated with the first dose represent 88%, while the number of those who are fully immunized has reached 81%. (check it out in real time here).
The song´s central message speaks of freedom and about returning to everyday life through immunization and complementary care, circumstances once undermined because of the pandemic.
The lyrics also deconstruct the indigenous people´s fear of taking the immunization and extol the work of the health professionals in the DSEI, who take the vaccine to the indigenous territory and carry out permanent active search in the villages, ensuring that the number of vaccinated indigenous people rises every day.
Watch the video:
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Vaccine in indigenous territory
The indigenous population was prioritized in the first batch of vaccines against Covid-19 that arrived in Brazil. The first doses of the immunizer arrived in indigenous areas on January 19, 2021.
SESAI´s goal is to immunize 90% of the 406 thousand indigenous people, over 18 years old, served by the Indigenous Health Care Subsystem (SasiSus). According to the Special Secretary for Indigenous Health, Robson Santos da Silva, the high rate represents the result of the Ministry of Health´s commitment to take the vaccine to all priority groups.
"We need to highlight the obstinacy of more than 14,000 Indigenous Health collaborators, of which more than 60% are indigenous, who spared no efforts to reach the most distant villages to take the protection to their indigenous brothers and sisters. All this without neglecting the other basic care services that Sesai provides to around 800 thousand indigenous people", he affirmed.
Reinforcement in vaccination for indigenous elderly and youth between 12 and 17 years
SESAI is carrying out the planning and monitoring of the vaccination of the indigenous population over 70 years old and immunosuppressed enrolled in SasiSUS and specificities of ADPF 709, with the booster dose. In addition, it has already started the vaccination for the indigenous population between 12 and 17 years old.
The vaccination actions continue in all the Districts and the vaccination data are periodically updated and can be followed up on the website: https://saudeindigena.saude.gov.br.
Text: Luiz Cláudio Moreira - Nucom/Sesai
Translation: Renata Arruda - Nucom/Sesai