These technicians say, however, that the prescription requirement, proposed by the minister, “bureaucracy” immunization, especially for those who depend on the Unified Health System (SUS).
In the words of the agency director, it is up to the Department of Health to work out how the logistics will be to handle the millions of revenue requests that will reach the SUS.
“He who gives the mission gives the means,” says a military source. Therefore, it is up to Queiroga to show how access to a vaccine works for those without resources – the majority of the community – who will need a prescription from the public health system.
according to Articles It found that all authorized vaccines are administered under a prescription. However, when it is integrated into a public health programme, the National Immunization Program (PNI) takes on this role. Therefore, people can get vaccinations without the need for an individual prescription.
Vaccination has never required a prescription because when the vaccine is incorporated into the SUS, the PNI begins to decide who can take it and who can’t.
In other words, in the assessment of the region’s specialists, by claiming revenue from what belongs to the SUS, an attempt is made to transform something immovable into public administration: liability.
Health Minister Marcelo Quiroga and President Jair Bolsonaro during a ceremony in Brasilia. Photo: Osley Marcelino/Reuters