The government of São Paulo announced this Wednesday (12) that it will expand the number of vaccination posts against covid-19 through the installation of new units in the capital’s subway stations. The selected stations, according to the statement, are from Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM) and Empresa Metropolitana de Transportes Urbanos (EMTU). The day after the announcement (13), the measure had already taken effect.
After this change, the population will be able to be vaccinated at four CPTM points: Guaianases (Line 11-Coral), São Miguel Paulista, Jardim Helena-Vila Mara and Itaim Paulista, on Line 12-Sapphire.
Service stations will also be at the Corinthians-Itaquera station (Metro Line 3-Red) and at EMTU’s São Mateus Bus Terminal. In addition, after Monday (17), more stations will be implemented at the República, Pinheiros and Butantã stations, of Line 4-Yellow of the Metro.
The posts will be open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. It is recommended, in order to speed up care on the day of vaccination, that people make a pre-registration on the Vacina Já website. To do so, all they need to do is inform their full name, CPF, date of birth, full address and telephone number.
Vaccination progress in SP
Along with the announcement of new vaccination posts, the government also informed that people between 45 and 49 years of age who have comorbidities will be able to receive the immunizing agent from May 21st. On that date, people of the same age group with permanent disabilities and who are registered in the Benefit of Continuous Provision of Social Assistance (BPC) will be vaccinated.
The government predicts that 670 thousand people will be vaccinated in the first group and 25 thousand in the second. The governor of São Paulo, João Doria, however, stated during a press conference on Wednesday (12) that he is coordinating the release of inputs from China to Brazil. According to him, 10 thousand liters of inputs are ready (which would give about 18 thousand doses). However, the Chinese government has not yet approved its submission.