January 27, the second phase of vaccination began in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil.
During this phase, cities expanded the scope of vaccination populations on the basis of the first phase, and increased vaccination sites in the city.
The second phase of vaccination in the city of Rio de Janeiro began that morning. The first person to be vaccinated at this stage was a 69-year-old doctor.
The Rio City Department of Health plans to complete the vaccination of medical staff over 60 years old in all public and private medical institutions by February 3.
The vaccines used at this stage are still distributed uniformly throughout the country within the emergency use license approved by the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency.
The first stage of vaccination is medical staff on the front line of the epidemic, people over 60 years old living in nursing homes, and Aboriginal people living in Aboriginal communities.
The number of vaccination points in Rio city has increased from dozens of in the first phase to 236 at present.
On the same day, the city of São Paulo also began to vaccinate workers in all public and private hospitals against the novel coronavirus.
In addition, the state has also expanded vaccination to the elderly at home and mental patients in nursing homes.
In the first phase of vaccination, about 200,000 medical staff on the front line of the epidemic in São Paulo were vaccinated, and 14,173 elderly people in nursing homes were vaccinated.