Covid-19 Vaccination Drive Hampered By Heavy Rainfall In The Region Of Anama In Brazil

Brazil’s Anama faces obstruction in the Covid-19 vaccination drive due to more than average rainfall in the area.

Debanjali Kabiraj

May 19, 2021

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The small town of Anama in Brazil has been facing the problem of unusual weather pattern amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. This has hampered the Covid-19 vaccination process in the area and has made it hard for health workers to reach the residents.

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The town of Anama has taken the form of Venice in Arizona with extreme rainfall and flooding in the area. The vaccination drive in the area has been hugely affected because it is hard for the healthcare workers to reach the needy on time and there is also a scarcity of transport. Many healthcare workers were seen going to the residents in a  boat and the nurse said that they were going to visit the patients aged from 18 to 59 and give them vaccines for Influenza and Covid-19.

Also Read: Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil surpasses 15 million

The residents have been trying to keep up with their livelihood with boats and rows instead of motorcycles. They are walking on the planks of wood laid inside their homes so that they can keep their safe distance from the raised water. The town is home to fourteen thousand people and all of them are getting around on boats now. Anama is not the only town that has been flooded, but there are many small towns like Anama that have faced more than average rainfall in the area. The residents can be seen making raised platforms in order to stay above the water level. One of the citizens said that they have enough wood for 22 families.

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