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The Minister of Health expects to distribute 16.8 million doses during the next six days – Health

Minister of Health Marcelo QuirogaHe said Thursday night, the 29th of this month, that the federal government will distribute 16.8 million doses Vaccines Against A. Covid-19 In the next six days. This announcement came in a speech he delivered at the reception of the shipment of one million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which will be sent to Brazilian capitals from Friday the 30th.

Quiroga did not clarify the amount of distribution of the other two vaccines used in the country, Coronavac Botantan Institute, And the vaccine from AstraZeneca’s laboratory in partnership with the University of Oxford, produced by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Brazil (Fucruz). This announcement comes at a time when cities in various states are forced to do so Discontinuation of application due to lack of doses.

Despite this scenario, the minister praised Brazil’s vaccination capacity, citing data that the country is the fifth in terms of doses most applied against Covid-19, after the United States, India, China and the United Kingdom. However, the figure refers to absolute vaccine data and does not take into account the proportion in relation to the total population of Brazil. At least 50 countries applied more doses than Brazil.

Data from the Media Association this Thursday shows that Brazilian cities have vaccinated 31.2 million people with the first dose, accounting for 14.74% of the total population. It drops to 7.15% between those who received the two doses necessary for a full immunization. With a suboptimal vaccination rate, the country arrived on Thursday 400,000 COVID-19 victims.

Of the 16.8 million doses, Kiruga noted that the number is equal to or greater than the population of countries such as Portugal, Greece and Israel. All this is possible thanks to the strength of the National Immunization Program. Negation is the desire to deny the obvious: We are vaccinating our population with unprecedented efficiency. “We have the capacity to vaccinate 2.4 million people every day,” he said at the Viracopos airstrip.

Despite this capacity, the maximum has not been reached in the current vaccination campaign. In the past 24 hours, for example, cities have administered 977,000 vaccines, between the first and second doses.

“The government is committed to bringing in immunizers that are safe, effective, effective and approved by our health authorities. This is how we will gain the trust of Brazilian society,” commented the Minister of Health. The agreement with Pfizer signed 100 million doses and was Closed this year After the government’s hurdles in negotiating last year when 70 million doses Offered. This week, Anvisa States request rejected To import Russian Sputnik V.

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