Covid self-test and vaccination of children are highlights of the week

In recent days, important steps have been taken in the fight against covid-19. The first child was vaccinated, in São Paulo, and the National Health Surveillance Agency (anvisa) received a request from the Ministry of Health to release the autotestes of disease diagnosis.

In the first order as minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), André Mendonça asked for information about the value of the fund that will finance the 2022 elections. And President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree so that the Civil House has the last word in budget management.

See the highlights:

vaccination of children

The first child to receive the pediatric dose of Pfizer against covid-19, this Friday, 14, was the indigenous boy Davi Xavante, 8 years old, who lives in the state of São Paulo. Vaccination at health posts starts on Monday, 17.

In the early hours of Thursday, the 13th, the first batch of vaccines for children from Pfizer arrived, with 1.248 million doses. The Ministry of Health should receive 4.3 million doses in January and a total of 20 million in the first quarter of the year.

Autotestes the covid

The Ministry of Health sent Anvisa, on Thursday, 13, a request to release the use of covid-19 self-tests in the country. The agency confirmed receipt this Friday, 14, and the expectation is that the opinion is favorable to testing at home. The sale of the self-test, today, is not allowed in Brazil.

electoral fund

The Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) André Mendonça determined, this Wednesday, 12, that the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate and the Presidency of the Republic present, within five days, information on the amount approved for the electoral fund this year. , of 4.9 billion reais. Mendonça is the rapporteur of an action by the Novo party that contests the measure.

Budget

A decree by President Jair Bolsonaro published in the Official Gazette (DOU) on Thursday, 13, gives more power to the Minister of the Civil House, Ciro Nogueira, in managing the Budget. Every year, the government publishes a decree to delegate to the Ministry of Economy the competence to open credits, but this time an excerpt says that these acts depend on the prior favorable expression of the Civil House.

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