Mobile Team reinforces vaccination in the DSEI Araguaia
The Special Indigenous Health District (DSEI) Araguaia received health reinforcement between June 14 and 23. The SESAI Mobile Team was sent to support the District´s Multidisciplinary Indigenous Health Teams (EMSI) during the São Felix do Araguaia and Santa Terezinha missions.
In the action, 589 consultations and procedures were performed. Among them, vaccination against Covid-19, nursing consultations, prenatal care, and home care. The services took place at the Polo Base Santa Terezinha and attended to indigenous people of the Karajá ethnicity.
The mission was carried out to improve vaccination coverage with the immunobiological against Covid-19 and raise awareness among the population about the importance of vaccination. To date, 59% of the population has received the first dose of the immunizer and 46% are fully immunized. In the DSEI Araguaia, 3,065 indigenous people are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine because they are of legal age.
When the importance of the vaccine is understood, the smile and happiness appear. "We vaccinated against Covid-19 and we are very happy about it. I want to thank SESAI, in Brasilia, which is giving us support. Thank you very much! "Wassel Karajá, traditional chief of the Fontoura village, said.
About the DSEI
The DSEI serves a population of 5,867 indigenous people, from 16 ethnic groups, distributed in 43 villages, in an area of 74,196.44 km². To serve all these indigenous people, it has 163 indigenous health and environmental sanitation professionals.
Text: Patrícia Rodrigues/NUCOM/SESAI
Translation: Renata Arruda/NUCOM/SESAI