The Brazilian government will open a public consultation about vaccinating children against COVID-19. It’s the first time that the government conducts voting over a stage of vaccination. Brazilians can vote through the website of the Health Ministry up to January 2.
Last week, Brazil‘s President Jair Bolsonaro asked for the names of the members of the Brazilian health agency that approved the indication of Pfizer’s vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old.
He said that mothers and fathers have the right “to know the name of the people who approved the vaccine from 5 years for your child”. So far, Europe health regulator has recommended the approval of the vaccine for children under 12. France has approved the vaccination of children of this age with Pfizer, and Australia will also vaccinate children from 5 years old in January.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends the vaccine for ages 5 and older.