Ministry of Health anticipates the arrival of another 1.2 million pediatric doses from Pfizer

Second shipment was scheduled to be delivered on January 20th, but will arrive in Brazil on Sunday, 16th; first batch has already started to be distributed by the States

EFE/CJ GuntherChildren with severe comorbidities and disabilities, indigenous and quilombola will be the first to receive the first dose

The Executive Secretary of Ministry of Health, Rodrigo Cruz, announced this Friday, 14th, the anticipation of the second shipment of pediatric doses of the vaccine Pfizer against to Covid-19, which was scheduled to be delivered on January 20th. With this, the batch of 1.2 million units will arrive in Brazil this Sunday, 16. On the 27th, the Ministry of Health provides for the delivery of more than 1.8 million doses by the pharmaceutical company. On Thursday, 13th, the first batch of the immunizing agent for children aged 5 to 11 years landed in Viracopos airport, in Campinas. Soon after, the folder began the distribution of vaccines, which arrive in the States this Friday.

Children with severe comorbidities and disabilities, indigenous people and quilombolas will receive doses first; subsequently, vaccination will occur in a decreasing manner, that is, from the oldest to the youngest. The application interval will be eight weeks instead of three, according to the ministry, to reduce the risk of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart that occurs rarely as an adverse effect and that did not lead to serious problems in the studies carried out. The State of São Paulo started vaccinating the group at 12 noon this Friday.

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