MADRID, 28 Jul. ` –
The Brazilian Ministry of Health confirmed this Tuesday that it will vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 against COVID.19 from September.
In a statement, the health authorities have explained that it is expected that all adults will have received at least one dose on that date and that priority will be given to minors with health problems.
The authorities have not specified what type of drug will be administered to adolescents, although Anvisa gave Pfizer authorization to vaccinate this age group in June.
On the other hand, Anvisa has suspended this Tuesday the import authorization of Covaxin vaccines from the Indian laboratory Bharat Biotech.
This decision has been taken as a result of the request of the Ministry of Health of Brazil and Anvisa has explained that the measure prevails “until new information comes to light that allows to conclude that the legal and technical security of maintaining the decision that authorized is maintained. import “, indicates G1.
This Tuesday, Brazil has registered 41,411 new cases of coronavirus and 1,333 deaths, according to the latest balance of the Ministry of Health. In total, 551,835 people have died and 19,749,073 have contracted the disease since the start of the pandemic.