RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "Vaccination to fight the Covid-19 pandemic is now included in the regular vaccination program," said Vice-Minister of Health Alejandra Hidalgo.
"This means that just as children's vaccination cards are presented when they enter pre-school or kindergarten, vaccination cards or vaccination certificates will also be requested for children entering primary and secondary school," the official said.
The statement was published by ABI state agency, in response to questions on the scope of an agreement signed last week by the national and regional governments to expedite vaccination of the population aged 5 to 18 . . .