At least four states have reported delays by the Department of Health in providing Pfizer vaccines to immunize children ages 5 to 11.
The federal government file announced yesterday that the doses will be sent between dawn and this morning, but the health secretariats of Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará, Amazonas and Mato Grosso stated that the vaccines have not yet been delivered.
In Rio Grande do Norte, the federal ministry has reported that vaccines will arrive in the state at 2 a.m. today, but the time has been changed to 10:40 a.m. Earlier, the Ministry of Health issued a memo stating that it was waiting for more information from the federal government regarding the situation and a “potential change in the distribution of doses.”
In Ceará, where vaccinations were supposed to drop at 3 a.m., the forecast for disembarkation has been pushed back to 12:40 p.m.
In Amazonas, the Department of Health reports that the Department of Health has rescheduled the dispatch of doses and they should arrive today, but without a timetable. Initially, the fortifiers would also arrive at dawn in the state.
In Mato Grosso, the state government said 23,000 doses for children were expected to arrive at 8:30 a.m., but “after the federal government changed the schedule,” they should only be delivered around 4:15 p.m. today at the international airport from Cuiabá.
The flight carrying the first batch of vaccinations for children arrived at Viracopos Airport in Campinas, yesterday morning. Before recording the delays, the Department of Health said the doses would reach all states today.
However, when I sought before UOLThe Ministry of Health said that all doses will now be delivered [aos estados] In less than 48 hours after the file arrived at the distribution center, located in Guarulhos (SP), where they also arrived yesterday.
Said noted that “specific changes in the logistics of flights will not affect the start of vaccination of children, which is still dependent on quality control by the competent authorities.”
In the redirected placement request to the folder, the . file UOL He also asked the ministry which countries have encountered problems with the arrival of doses and what are the new deadlines for delivery. However, the folder is no longer with the list of delays.
Yesterday’s delivery to the volume was the first shipment of 4.3 million pediatric doses due to be delivered to the federal government in January. By the end of March, the country should have 20 million doses of the pediatric vaccine. All are expected to be delivered in the first quarter. In addition to January units, 7.3 million must be delivered in February and another 8.4 million in March.
Different vaccination schedule for children
The vaccination schedule for children will have an eight-week period. The fortifying agent has a different dosage and composition than that used for children over 12 years of age. Children’s vaccine in two doses of 0.2 ml. The cap of the vaccine bottle comes in orange, for easy identification by vaccination teams and also by parents and caregivers who will be taking children for immunization.
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