Following the position of the National Board of Health Trustees (Conass), at least 13 states and the Federal District will not require a medical request to vaccinate children aged 5-11 against Covid-19. They are: Acre, Bahia, Ceará, Federal District, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraíba, Barra, Parana, Pernambuco, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.
In an open letter from the Speaker of Parliament Kaunas
Carlos Eduardo Oliveira Lula announced the decision yesterday (24). This action is contrary to the recommendation Minister of Health
Marcelo Queiroga, states that in order to vaccinate children aged 5 to 11, there must be a prescription and a consent form signed by the parents.
In addition, the Ministry of Health announced the holding of a public consultation for the community to hear about immunization
from this audience. The start of applying the vaccine to children in this age group has not yet been approved.
It should be noted that the immunization of children between the ages of 5 and 11 years with the Pfizer vaccine has already been approved on December 16 by infinite
(National Health Surveillance Agency) A government agency responsible for the final word on the release of vaccines.
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