Covid-19: Delays in vaccinating babies and children worry parents amid fears of high cases

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Children aged 3 and 4 can obtain CoronaVac, however there are complaints of an absence of distribution of the vaccine in some locations

The discovery of a variant of Omicron in Brazil, a brand new wave of Covid cases in Europe and a rise in optimistic checks in the nation’s non-public laboratories and pharmacies elevate considerations a few group nonetheless not lined by vaccines: infants and younger children.

The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) on September 16 permitted a Pfizer immunizer that may serve children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years and 11 months — which haven’t but been included in vaccination protection. The pharmaceutical has already equipped 1 million doses to the federal government.

However, the Ministry of Health has restricted vaccination of this age group solely to these with comorbidities. And even for this group, a calendar has not but been launched.

Epidemiologist Ethel Maciel, professor on the Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES) says that “there isn’t a logic to this limitation”.

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