Jan 13, 2022

Covid: Viral photo highlights challenges of vaccinating Amazon

A photo of an indigenous man carrying his father on his back to take a Covid-19 vaccine in the Brazilian Amazon has gone viral, and became a symbol of the complicated vaccination logistics in one of the world's most remote areas. The photo taken by a doctor shows 24-year-old Tawy holding Wahu, 67, after both were given a vaccine dose. Official data say 853 indigenous people have died with Covid-19 in the country. Indigenous rights groups say that number is much higher. Image source, SESAI. When vaccination against Covid-19 began in Brazil, indigenous people were considered a priority group.

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