The city of São Paulo starts this Saturday (20) the vaccination against Covid-19 of all children aged 3 and 4 years.
On the same date, the D-Day of multivaccination will be held in the capital, aimed at updating the vaccination status of the population aged 0 to 15 years.
Until this Friday (19), immunization against Covid in this group was only done in children with comorbidities, disabilities or indigenous people. The city government claims that it received new doses from the state and, therefore, expanded the public.
According to the Municipal Health Department, until this Thursday (18), 9,008 children in this age group were vaccinated against Covid-19, including those who received remaining doses, in the so-called ‘xepa’.
Immunization started with a priority group because of the lack of doses of Coronavac to apply to the entire population.
In July, Anvisa approved the emergency use of Coronovac to vaccinate children aged 3 and 4 years against Covid.
D-day of vaccination takes place this Saturday in the state
production and supply
After approval, the vaccine was included in the National Immunization Program. However, the Ministry of Health has not yet signed a contract with the Butantan Institute and has not defined a schedule for vaccinating children.
The vaccine has been applied independently, in cities and states that had leftovers of Coronavac.
The Institute has returned to importing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (IFA) from China to start the resumption of production on Brazilian soil, and estimates that it will be able to supply again in mid-September.