The public comment carried out by Brazil‘s Ministry of Health on vaccination of children between 5 and 11 years old against COVID-19 had almost 100,000 participants. The majority of them, announced the extraordinary secretary for the COVID-19 crisis, Rosane Leite de Melo, are against the need to present a medical prescription for vaccination and do not agree with the mandatory nature of the vaccine.
This Tuesday, the Ministry held a public hearing with experts about the matter and promised to present tomorrow (5) its official position regarding the vaccination of children and teenagers against COVID-19.
The Ministry, influenced by President Jair Bolsonaro, has been insisting on making the medical prescription and the signature of an assent term by the parents of each child a mandatory condition to the immunization of this group.
Anvisa, Brazil‘s health watchdog, approved the vaccination of children with Pfizer’s immunizer two weeks ago.
On Monday (3), the Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, said that doses for children would start arriving in Brazil in the second half of January. Pfizer laboratory confirmed the information.