In São Paulo, childhood vaccination has already started and Butantan allocated 4 million doses of CoronaVac to the São Paulo government this Thursday (20).
“If there are new contracts, we are absolutely prepared to meet, we can deliver 10 million doses in a period of one week to ten days.
We have already supplied to states, such as São Paulo, and we are available for assistance”, stated the director of Butantan , Dimas Covas.
This Friday (21), the executive secretary of the Ministry of Health, Rodrigo Cruz, said that the folder will speak today about the pediatric CoronaVac.
“We will start to officiate the states, see what is the stock of each one, so that we can make a fairer distribution and give everyone the opportunity to advance in the immunization of this population”.
He informed journalists, citing the case of the District Federal that has more than 500 thousand doses in stock.
Unlike SP, the Health Department of the Federal District (SES-DF) reported that it awaits guidance from the Ministry of Health to start the application of CoronaVac in children and adolescents between 6 and 17 years.
“We are going to evaluate all the recommendations of Anvisa(National Health Surveillance Agency) so that we can correctly guide the states and municipalities.
After being incorporated into the PNI (National Immunization Program), the states are free to apply”, he said. Cross. The announcement of the incorporation should be made on the afternoon of this Friday (21).
Despite the secretary’s speech, in theory, federated entities can make use of CoronaVac as soon as Anvisa grants the authorization, which is why SP has already started the campaign and other states and municipalities, such as Salvador, have already announced the beginning of immunization with the vaccine. from Butantan.
The Ministry of Health is negotiating the purchase of more doses of CoronaVac to serve the Brazilian children. The claim is for 7 million new doses , at this first moment.
Only one letter requesting the information reached Butantan and there is still no new agreement signed. The institute guarantees the capacity to produce one million doses per day if there is demand, in addition to the 15 million units already available.