How to overcome the stagnation of the first dose vaccine coverage curve against covid-19 in Brazil?
Keywords:Vaccination, Covid-19, spatial analysis, health management, coronavirus infections, Time Series
This study described the temporal evolution of first-dose vaccination coverage against Covid-19 in Brazil and in the states. The country has 84.86% of the population eligible for vaccination and currently coverage for the first dose is 74.95%. There has been a slowdown in the application of first doses in Brazil since epidemiological week 36 (APC 0.83%, 95% CI 0.75 - 0.91%), with a trend close to stagnation, synchronized with the beginning of the debate on the effectiveness of vaccine and proximity to the population limit eligible for vaccination. It is important to create strategies to increase the population's access to vaccination posts. Furthermore, it is urgent to seek approval for vaccination in children, increasing the eligible population.
Copyright (c) 2021 Raphael Mendonça Guimarães, Diego Ricardo Xavier, Monica de Avellar Figueiredo Mafra Magalhães, Raphael de Freitas Saldanha
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Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Grant numbers INOVA VPPCB-005-FIO-20-2-83