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Govt-19: Bad weather in US pushes Pfizer to shift supply of 55th batch of vaccines to Brazil |  Campinas and Region

Govt-19: Bad weather in US pushes Pfizer to shift supply of 55th batch of vaccines to Brazil | Campinas and Region

Pfizer announced that bad weather in the United States has forced the company Re-schedule the distribution of the 55th batch of vaccines against Covit-19 to Brazil from this Thursday (26) to Saturday (28), And at Viracopos Airport in Campinas (SP). Load 1,076,400 Immunizations.

“Due to climatic conditions in the US state of Michigan, the 55th batch of the Komirnadi vaccine was transferred to the Brazilian government on Saturday, August 28, against Covit-19,” the statement said.

Wednesday (25), The company reached 50 million vaccines shipped into the country. 100 million immunizations At the end of the third quarter of 2021. The schedule for sending the remaining medications will be released next week.

On Tuesday (24), the country received another batch with 1 million immunizations. Both flights scheduled for Sunday (29) are being maintained. By the end of this week’s schedule, the company will have delivered 53 million vaccines from pharmacist to pharmacy Ministry of Health.

There is a second agreement between Pfizer and the federal government, signed on May 14, which offers to deliver a further 100 million doses between October and December. The company says Will complete the full distribution schedule by the end of 2021.

The Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (25) The booster dose of the Covit-19 vaccine will be given in Brazil. According to the folder, the use of the vaccine will be available to all seniors over the age of 70 who will be immunized from September.

Folder reported Vaccination should be done preferably with a single dose of PfizerOr alternatively, with the Johnson or AstraZeneca virus vector vaccine.

New shipment of 1 million doses of Pfizer Govt-19 vaccine arrived at Viracopos Airport in Campinas this Tuesday night (17) -Photo: UPS / ALF TV VCP

Pfizer used Viracopos Airport for all deliveries delivered to Brazil so far. There was the first ship 1 million dose and received nationwide on April 29th, Attended by Health Minister Marcelo Guerrero at the ceremony.

According to Pfizer, the dose shipped to Brazil is made at two factories in the United States, Kalamazoo and McPherson, one factory in Europe, and Burrs in Belgium.

The logistics for administering the dose to the federal government are supported by the Federal Police and the Federal Highway Police. With the arrival of Viragopos the crews join together and take the dose road transport to the Ministry of Health’s Distribution Center (SP) in Quarulhos.

“Vaccines are airlifted to Miami International Airport in the United States and then to Brazil. Vaccines are unloaded within 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the size, and delivered to the distribution center,” the Pfizer Ministry of Health in Guerrero said in a statement.

Exported by agreement with the Ministry of Health

  • 28/08: 1.076.400 levels
  • 29/08: 2,148,120 doses (2 flights)

Distributed by Kovacs Facility Federation

At the end of May, the National Institute of Health Monitoring (Anvisa) Approved new conditions for the safety and storage of the vaccine Pfizer / Biotech, let’s put it now Temperatures range from 2 C to 8 C for up to 31 days. The previous orientation was Five days.

Before releasing vials for vaccination, the Pfizer dose should be stored in boxes for a maximum of 14 days between -25 C and -15 C. Such conditions do not allow the vaccine to be sent from the state capital to cities above 2:30 p.m.

What vaccine is this? Pfizer Biotech

Pfizer / Bioentech vaccine Was the target of denial and controversy within the federal government. Last year, the company offered three formal offers for the sale of 70 million doses and No response was received from the Ministry of Health.

Also in December, the health monitoring secretary of the Ministry of Health, Arnoldo Medros, refused to buy the vaccine because it had to be stored at low temperatures.

The vaccine was first obtained Health registration Confirmed by the National Institute of Health Monitoring (Anvisa) In February this year.

Immunizing agents can be used from the age of 12, in two doses, with an interval of 21 days between them. This vaccine can only be used on children under the age of 18 in Brazil.

Initially, Anvisa’s authorization was approved for use from the age of 16. But the The agency approved the change in vaccine package insertion in the country. However, there are still no opportunities to vaccinate this age group in Brazil.

The teenage extension was approved after the introduction of Pfizer Studies indicating the safety and efficacy of the vaccine for this group. The studies were developed outside of Brazil and evaluated by the company.

Pfizer’s Govt-19 Vaccine-Photo: Diego Philippe / TV Globo

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