March 29, 2023

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São Vicente will request proof of Covid-19 vaccination for SUS patients and caregivers |  More health

São Vicente will request proof of Covid-19 vaccination for SUS patients and caregivers | More health

All residents of São Vicente, located on the coast of São Paulo, who need to use the city’s public health services from Monday (16) must present their Covid-19 vaccination card, as well as accompanying patients in hospital.

The decision was made by two Service Orders (OS) for servers, issued on Friday (13) and signed by the Minister of Health, Michele Luis Santos. In the text, the operating systems are justified as a way to reduce the spread of the virus among patients, caregivers and workers in city health units, while the ESPIN continues.

The municipality revealed, through a note, that OS 4/2021 states that “a public servant must request from patients a vaccination document containing the vaccination against Covid-19 to allow access to places that provide services of the Unified Health System (SUS).” On the other hand, OS 5/2021 requires presentation of the vaccination card by companions.

The service order establishes the obligation to present the vaccination card in São Vicente, SP – Photo: Reproduction

In both cases, proof of vaccination will be required from people who have been fully vaccinated, by age, according to the Ministry of Health’s National Vaccination Scheme.

Also according to the city council, Help will not be refused to those who do not provide the document that proves that they have taken the vaccine doses.

Vaccination in Sao Vicente

The city of São Vicente is one of the last cities in the order of dose application among the nine municipalities that make up the Baixada Santista region, with 63.2% of the population with the first dose of an immunizing agent. The city only outperforms Cubatão, which has 58.8% in total.

Currently, the general public over the age of 18 can receive the dose. 314,218 doses have been applied, according to the state government’s Vaccine Scale platform, which was updated at 6 p.m. Friday (13). Of these, 225,000 first doses, 81 thousand second doses and 7.5 thousand single doses.

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