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
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.
And our Friday starts with great news. The second shipment of doses of Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine was brought forward to 01/16, there will be another 1.2 million doses. And closing the month of January, on 01/27 there will be another 1.8 million doses. Let’s go 💉🇧🇷
— Rodrigo Cruz (@rodrigocruzms) January 14, 2022