Pregnant and postpartum and lactating women with or without co-morbidity were included in the priority group for immunization against Covid-19, as well as children and adolescents with permanent disabilities, with comorbidity or deprived of liberty. Amendment to Law 14124, which deals with the National Plan for the Operation of Immunization, was published in the Official Gazette on Friday, 30.
According to the text, children and adolescents with disabilities or comorbidities can be vaccinated after obtaining registration or authorization for the emergency use of vaccines in Brazil for persons under 18 years of age.
The inclusion of pregnant women and adolescents in the group was prompted by a decision by Minister Gilmar Mendes, of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), which designated the Ministry of Health to analyze the inclusion of adolescents in the National Immunization Scheme (PNI).
In June, the Pfizer vaccine was the first to receive final registration in Brazil, with the approval of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) for application in groups aged 12 and over.
The Minister of Health, Marcelo Quiroga, said last Tuesday 27 that once the vaccination of people over the age of 18 is completed, Brazil will begin vaccinating adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17.
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