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Quiroga blames states and municipalities for turning away teens without comorbidities

Quiroga blames states and municipalities for turning away teens without comorbidities

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Marcelo Quiroga blamed states and municipalities This Thursday (16) To exclude adolescents without comorbidities from the Covid vaccination plan.

This vaccination [de adolescentes sem comorbidades] It should only start from September 15th. It happens that states and municipalities proceed to implement the recommendations of the National Immunization Program “, The minister said in an interview with JPB1, From TV Cabo Branco, the subsidiary of Globo in Paraíba.

“Not only in relation to temporality, but also in relation to the type of immunizing agent used. The only immunizing agent authorized by the National Health Surveillance Agency [para adolescentes] It is the fortification of Pfizer. And what do we notice? In addition to anticipating application of vaccine doses to adolescents, they applied other vaccines to adolescents without comorbidities, contrary to current legislation. That is why the Ministry of Health has issued a media notice restricting the vaccine to and within adolescents with comorbidities (sic) of the vaccine authorized by Anvisa”, added.

In fact, the national immunization plan originally stipulated that only adolescents without comorbidities would be vaccinated as of September 15. However, in practice, several states and municipalities have applied.

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