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President criticized governors and mayors who ordered the vaccination of people from 12 to 17 years old

MATEUS BONOMI/AGIF – PHOTOGRAPHY AGENCY/ESTADÃO CONTENTPresident Jair Bolsonaro spoke about Ministry of Health decision

The president Jair Bolsonaro spoke, this Thursday, 16, about the decision of the Ministry of Health to suspend vaccination against Covid-19 for adolescents without comorbidities. In his weekly live, the head of the Executive criticized governors and mayors who ordered the vaccination of people from 12 to 17 years old. “ANDu have seen some governors and mayors forcing them to vaccinate these kids. THE WHO is against any vaccine in children aged 12 to 17 years, federal law says you can vaccinate only with comorbidities, Anvisa says only Pfizer. And there are some governors imposing any kind of vaccine. This is what Brazil transformed when it gave broad powers to mayors and governors to manage this issue”, he said. “Sand we have serious side effects, i want to know who will be responsible. Here we are doing the right thing”, added the president. By suspending vaccination for this age group, the Ministry of Health claimed that the WHO does not recommend the immunization of children and adolescents. However, the Organization only says that vaccination for this age group is not a priority. The folder also cited the benign evolution of Covid-19 cases in adolescents, the benefits of the vaccine in this public are not yet clearly defined, the risk, although rare, of adverse reactions, and the reduction in the moving average of cases and deaths in Brazil. Even with the guidance of the Ministry of Health, the city halls of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro stated that they will maintain the vaccination of this group.

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