Ministry of Health reverses; releases vaccination of children without prescription

The interval between the two pediatric doses will be 8 weeks and immunization will begin in January.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, January 5, authorized the administration of the vaccine against Covid-19 in children aged 5 to 11 without the need for a doctor's prescription.

In the press release, the Ministry did not set a specific date for vaccination to start, which will be carried out by age group, in a descending order, with priority for children with comorbidities or permanent disabilities.

The forecast is that 3.7 million pediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine will reach Brazil this month and the remainder by March.

The government estimates a total . . .

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