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Brazil’s Health Minister: “Vaccinating children is not an urgent decision”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amid pressure on the government to start vaccinating children aged 5 to 11 against Covid-19, a measure authorized by the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) and endorsed by the scientific community, Minister of Health Marcelo Queiroga said on Thursday, December 23, that deaths by the disease among this age group are so low that there is no need for "urgent decisions."

According to the Ministry of Health's Mortality Database, at least 1,148 children aged 0 to 9 died from Covid-19 in Brazil since the start of the pandemic. The number corresponds to . . .

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