Aides spent the day trying to convince the Chief Executive to become immunized, but they had no positive sign
Marcos Corrêa / PRTereza Cristina, from Agricultra, and Onyx Lorenzoni, Secretary-General of the Presidency, are also 66 years old
The Minister of Agriculture, Tereza Cristina, should be vaccinated this Saturday, 3, against Covid-19, in Brasilia. She has already given statements confirming that she will take the first dose today, when immunization begins for people from the age of 66 in the Federal District. Who is also able to get vaccinated today is the president Jair Bolsonaro, who is 66 years old. Over this Friday, 2, ministers and auxiliaries spent the day trying to convince the chief executive to become immunized, mainly due to the new variants of the coronavirus that circulate in the country.
A ceremony was even thought of in which Bolsonaro would receive the vaccine of Oxford/AstraZeneca no Ministry of Health, applied by the minister Marcelo Queiroga. But, by the end of the day, the president had not yet given the positive signal. Bolsonaro will spend the entire Holy Week holiday in Brasilia, but on Sunday the vaccination posts will be closed. On Saturday, only drive-thru stations will be available, from 9am to 3pm.
If the president decides to get vaccinated, Planalto’s intention is that this will happen in a place with little exposure. In addition to Jair Bolsonaro, the Minister of the Secretary-General of the Presidency, Onyx Lorenzoni, is also 66 years old and can be vaccinated as of today in Brasilia. According to the Federal District government, 116 thousand doses were made available for this vaccination stage, with 100 thousand doses of CoronaVac and 16,000 doses of the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine.
* With information from reporter Levy Guimarães
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