The Department of Health has 1.2 million doses of CoronaVac available to immunize children aged 3 to 4 years. Information from the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Marcos Vinicius Dias, interviewee for the programme Brazil’s voice who is this the fourthThursday (the twentieth). According to Dias, if necessary, doses can be reallocated to meet the requirements of countries with more shortages and new batches can be purchased. He stressed that “no one will be left without a vaccine.”
The portfolio representative said that, as was done at the beginning of the pandemic, where priority was given to the most vulnerable, now also, priority will be given to children with a disease that weakens them and makes them more vulnerable to disease. Evolution is a serious disease.
According to Dias, all vaccines carry a potential risk of side effects. “Fortunately, the effects that have been reported with CoronaVac are mild events,” he asserts, adding that the vaccine has been approved by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), a government agency, providing safety for its efficacy. “It is therefore not worth the risk of not vaccinating for fear of eventually having adverse effects,” he said. He cited the case of Chile, where nearly 500,000 children have already been vaccinated.
The Deputy Executive Secretary also spoke about the loss of commitment to vaccination campaigns in the past 10 years, about rabies vaccination and cases of monkeypox.
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