The Minister of Health of Minas Gerais, Fabio Baqueriti, believes that specific Pfizer vaccines for children aged 5-11 years should arrive in January and through the intervention of the Ministry of Health, which is currently engaged in a “battle” to immunize children against COVID-19 .
in the interview Globo Minas Pacreti was asked this morning Tuesday (December 21) about the position of the General Secretariat in the impasse between the National Health Control Agency (Anvisa), which issued the immunization of children with the pediatric dose from Pfizer, and the ministry that bears it, Marcelo Quiroga, said that there was no need to rush the analysis and supported a letter The president of the republic, Jair Bolsonaro (without party), who said he asked for the names of the servers who authorized vaccines for this audience.
“A shame, isn’t it? Such an easy topic to decide on. The scientific community has already emphasized that it is important to vaccinate children aged 5-11, the benefits are greater, ”regretted the Secretary of State of Minas Gerais.
Despite the tension surrounding the case, which prompted the Federal Police (PF) to investigate the threats against Anvisa’s servers, Paceretti believes the Department of Health will buy the vaccines, and soon. “The state is attentive and we are talking routinely. Despite this questionable talk, what we see in the Ministry of Health is that this purchase has to be made. In January, children’s vaccines should arrive, which is what we expect,” he says.
Pacreti says that despite the optimism, the state is not ruling out trying to independently purchase vaccines for children. “If it is necessary for us to try to buy directly from the manufacturer, we will, even though the manufacturers have already said that they only sell to states, not to states. But I think that rhetoric will soon be undone and those vaccines will arrive in January, if It all worked out,” he noted.
As the year-end celebrations approach, the Minister of Health of Minas Gerais has made an appeal to people not to stop vaccinating themselves and to believe in the safety and efficacy of immunizing agents against COVID-19.
“The vaccine is part of every Brazilian’s history. The vaccine is part of the SUS, we’ve taken several vaccines and everyone has taken them. The miner, in particular, has always been a vaccinator. And now a new vaccine arrives, you can’t change the way you understand the importance of the vaccine.”
According to him, there are a lot of vaccinations in government positions. “We’re approaching the Christmas holidays, and we have family members at risk, and a way to protect them and yourself is to get vaccinated, no doubt. And for the first time since the start of the pandemic, the vaccine is in surplus. He didn’t get a booster dose If it’s time take it the way we finish we remove this mask the way we can meet the only way we can beat this There is no risk of getting this vaccine The benefit is greater Much. The risk of getting sick, going to the hospital and maybe even dying. That’s what we absolutely can’t allow to happen.”
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