Brazil’s state of São Paulo, which has a severe COVID-19 pandemic, announced its COVID-19 vaccination plan on January 6 local time. The state of São Paulo plans to start injecting the first batch of about 9 million people against the novel coronavirus on the 25th of this month.
Jean Göringheitän, director of the São Paulo State Department of Health, said that there are currently 5,200 vaccination stations across the state.
In addition, municipalities will set up temporary vaccination offices in schools, federal police camps, railway stations, bus terminals and pharmacies, increasing the number of vaccination points in the state to 1,000.
The first group to be vaccinated was elderly people over 60 years old, Aboriginal people and all personnel working in hospitals, with a total of about 9 million people.
To ensure the smooth vaccination, Göringheitän said that the state of São Paulo has gathered 54,000 health professionals, stockpiled 27 million syringes and needles, used 5,200 refrigerators to store coronavirus vaccines, arranged 25 warehouses and distribution centers, and used 30 refrigerated trucks a day.
Deliver vaccines and gather 25,000 police officers to ensure safety at vaccination sites throughout the state.
As of January 6th local time, São Paulo, with a population of more than 46 million, has more than 1.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 47,000 deaths.