Minister of Health spoke about immunization against Covid-19 during the inauguration of ICU beds in São Paulo this Friday, 11
During speech in Sao Paulo on the morning of Friday, 11, the Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, talked about future plans for vaccination against Covid-19 in Brazil and again projected that all adults will be vaccinated in the country in 2021. “I have a great identification with this city, because here I spent three of the best years of my life and at that time I learned to enter the hearts with a catheter. Today I want to enter the hearts of each one of you with vaccines, it is the hope of putting an end to this pandemic that has been making our lives unhappy for so long. The commitment of the Federal Government and a personal commitment of President Jair Bolsonaro is to have the population of Brazil vaccinated, those over 18 years old, 160 million Brazilians, vaccinated by the end of the year. For that, we already have more than 630 million doses of vaccines contracted”, he affirmed.
The minister stated that the National Immunization Program is “a pride for Brazil and an example for the world” and praised the ability to apply 2.4 million daily doses across the country, noting that more than 15% of the population has already taken the two doses of the vaccine so far. “Let’s move forward. In the month of June we will have at least 40 million doses of vaccines and the perspective for the month of July is also satisfactory, given the arrival of vaccines that are the result of bilateral negotiations between the Ministry of Health and pharmaceutical industries. With Pfizer alone, by September we will have 100 million doses. From September to December another 100 million doses, making Brazil the second country to have more Pfizer doses contracted,” he said. Queiroga participated in the opening of ICU beds at the Hospital Municipal de Guarapiranga, in the South Zone of São Paulo.