Government distributes over 11 million doses of vaccines against covid-19

Government distributes over 11 million doses of vaccines against covid-19
Government distributes over 11 million doses of vaccines against covid-19
This Thursday (1) more than 9.1 million doses of vaccines against covid-19 will begin to be distributed by the Ministry of Health to the 26 states and the Federal District. Of this total, 8.4 million are from CoronaVac, released by the Butantan Institute, and 728,000 from AstraZeneca / Oxford, produced by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). Both immunizers are manufactured in Brazil with imported raw material. This is the largest distribution of covid-19 vaccines at one time by the National Immunization Program. In addition to these doses, the arrival, on Saturday (3), of 2.1 million vaccines from Fiocruz is expected, totaling more than 11 million doses.

Schedule

According to the 9th technical report of the Secretariat of Health Surveillance, the doses will be destined for health workers and for elderly people from 65 to 79 years old. The vaccination of part of the professionals of the security and rescue force and Armed Forces who work on the front line to combat the pandemic was also advanced.

In this round, the vaccine from AstraZeneca / Fiocruz will be used for the application of the second dose in health workers. A portion of the Butantan immunizers will be used for the first application to the priority group of the security and rescue forces and the Armed Forces and elderly people between 65 and 69 years old. The other portion should be applied as a second dose to health workers and the elderly between 70 and 79 years old.

“The strategy aims to complete the vaccination schedule in the recommended time for each immunizer and is reviewed weekly in tripartite meetings (federal, state and municipal governments), observing the confirmation of the delivery schedule by Butantan and Fiocruz, in order to guarantee the availability of the second dose within a maximum interval of four weeks and 12 weeks, respectively ”, detailed the Ministry of Health.

Swing

According to the Ministry of Health, the vaccination campaign against covid-19, which started on January 18, has already destined to the states and the DF, counting on this new batch, more than 43 million doses of immunizers, with a range of approximately 24.4 million Brazilians.

To date, more than 18.5 million doses have been applied. The progress of vaccination in the country can be monitored by the LocalizaSUS platform.

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