Health professional prepares vaccine against covid-19 in the Capital.  (Photo: Paul Francis)

Lot sent by the federal government covers about 3% of children in Mato Grosso do Sul

Health professional prepares vaccine against covid-19 in the Capital. (Photo: Paul Francis)

Campo Grande will receive 4,310 childhood vaccines from Pfizer against covid-19, in the first batch sent to the public aged between five and 11 years. In all, there are 18,300 immunizing agents distributed by the Ministry of Health to Mato Grosso do Sul.

It is worth remembering that there are an estimated 301,000 children in the state and that this current amount would account for only 3% of the demand, since a second dose will be needed.

Dourados comes next, with 1,800 immunizers, followed by Amambai (700), Corumbá (640) and Miranda (630). The batch will be distributed from 1 pm this Friday (14) and vaccination can start in the municipalities of Mato Grosso do Sul from tomorrow (15), according to the SES (State Department of Health).

Proportionally to the total population in this age group estimated by the SES, Miranda will have more vaccines – about 17.29% of the target audience will be provided with at least one dose in this first stage.

Then come Japorã (17.28%), Dois Irmãos do Buriti (15.29%), Amambai (13.58%) and Paranhos (12.73%). Pedro Gomes will have less – there will be 30 vaccines for an audience of 695 children.

However, in absolute numbers, Figueirão, Novo Horizonte do Sul, Taquarussu, Jateí and Rio Negro will have the smallest quantities, according to the state ministry – each municipality receives 20 doses.

Release – The folder considers a decision by Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency), which allows the vaccination of this public, made on December 16, 2021, in addition to positions from Conass (National Council of Health Secretaries) and the Technical Chamber of Advice on Immunizations. of Covid-19.

In addition, the secretariat informs that it considers a technical note from the Ministry of Health, which provides for the non-compulsory vaccination of children under 12 years old – unlike patients under 18 years old or adults, where there was no such information.

SES points out that approval occurs for individuals who do not have contraindications listed in the PNO (National Plan for the Operationalization of Vaccination Against Covid-19) and reinforces that immunization will be “non-mandatory”.

It is worth mentioning that children must be accompanied by their parents or have a written consent form.

Children with comorbidities, indigenous and quilombola, and who live in a home with people at high risk for cases of covid-19 will be prioritized, before the adoption of vaccination by age, which should start between 10 and 11 years old and reduce the age group. , little by little, according to the demand and supply of vaccine by the public network.

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