Government says vaccination of children against Covid to start in January

According to knowledge from the Influenza Epidemiological Surveillance System (SIVEP-Influenza), for the reason that starting of the pandemic till December 6 of this yr, 301 deaths of children between 5 and 11 years have been registered due to Covid

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The Ministry of Health launched a press release on Monday (27) in which it states that the immunization of children aged 5 to 11 years against Covid-19 ought to start in January. In the textual content, the folder nonetheless claims to be in favor of the vaccination of this public.

“On January 5, after listening to the society, the folder will formalize its resolution and, sustaining the advice, the immunization of this age group ought to start in January”, says the assertion. The ministry’s forecast is that the doses will arrive from January tenth.

The demonstration comes a day after the extraordinary secretary for the struggle against Covid-19, Rosana Leite de Melo, acknowledged in a technical word despatched to the Supreme Court (Supreme Court) that the vaccine against Covid-19 developed for children is secure, that the immunizing agent it’s a safety instrument and that vaccination will alleviate class interruptions in the pandemic.

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The place contradicts questions about the protection of the vaccine made by minister Marcelo Queiroga and primarily by president Jair Bolsonaro (PL).

Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Age infoncy) licensed the use of Pfizer’s vaccine to immunize children aged 5 years and over against Covid-19 on December sixteenth. With this, the product insert in Brazil will point out this new age group.

Until then, the producer’s mannequin was allowed to be used in the nation solely by folks over 12 years of age. The resolution, nonetheless, was not nicely obtained by the federal government. On Thursday (23), Queiroga stated that the ministry would suggest the authorization of vaccination with the immunizing agent from Pfizer, so long as there was a medical prescription for the appliance.


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On the identical day, the folder launched an online public session doc for the inhabitants to give their opinion on childhood vaccination. The session can be accessible on the official website of the folder till January 2, “in order that duly substantiated contributions may be offered”.

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After that, in accordance to the deadline stipulated by the Minister of Health, the ministry can have three extra days to resolve on the adhesion of children in this age group to the PNI (National Immunization Program).

In the STF, there’s a lawsuit filed by the PT that calls for from the federal government a schedule of immunization of children. Rapporteur Ricardo Lewandowski ordered the federal government to current the vaccination plan for the age group on January fifth.

Lewandowski additionally ordered the Bolsonaro authorities to clarify the choice to suggest the immunization of children by prescription.


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Another critic of the measure is Bolsonaro himself. In latest weeks, he has raised suspicions about the protection of the immunizer. On Monday, the top of the Executive.

According to knowledge from the Epidemiological Surveillance System for Influenza (SIVEP-Influenza), for the reason that starting of the pandemic till December 6 of this yr, 301 deaths of children between 5 and 11 years had been recorded by Covid.

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In 2020, 2,978 children had extreme acute respiratory syndrome due to the coronavirus –156 of them died. This yr, there have been 3,185 circumstances in this age group, with 145 deaths.


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