The application of at least 26,000 expired doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 will be investigated in the country, say the National Board of Health Trustees (Conass) and the National Board of Municipal Health Trustees (Conasems).
Until June 19, expired immunizing agents were used in 1,532 Brazilian municipalities, threatening their protection against Covid-19. Data from the official records of the Ministry of Health.
According to the entities, an error is not excluded in the PNI system, which shows instability in the data record since the start of the vaccination campaign.
“The number of cases identified corresponds to 0.0026% of all dosing applied in the country, which requires consideration and investigation regarding dosing application and information mobilization,” the councils say in a note.
a Leaf Data crossed from Sage (Strategic Management Support Room), which records proof of delivery of immunization agents by the country, and from DataSUS (Ministry of Health Information System), which identifies all immunized persons with a single code, accompanying information on age, vaccination priority group, immunization history and batch received vaccine.
All immunizations in the country against Covid-19 have been considered until June 19. The survey shows that to date, a total of 25,935 doses of eight batches of old AstraZeneca have been applied. Half of these payments came from the Serum Institute of India; The other half, from the Pan American Health Organization.
Conass and Conasems also state that professionals who apply the coronavirus vaccinations check the expiration date of the dose used.