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Fiocruz resumes delivery and expects 15 million doses in September

Fiocruz resumes delivery and expects 15 million doses in September

The Vuecruz Foundation (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) has reported that it is being handed over today to PNI (National Immunization Plan) Batch of 1.7 million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 15 million doses are expected to be delivered by the end of September, according to the foundation.

Rio de Janeiro, where the vaccine plant is located, will receive 50,000 doses directly. The rest will be distributed to all states and municipalities by the Ministry of Health, and the Foundation provides other distributions throughout the week.

The last delivery of Fiocruz to PNI was on August 27, when 3.5 million vaccines were released. The break happened for more than 2 weeks because my monthly payment of IFA (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) only arrived on the 25th and 30th of the last month.

Given the three weeks of production and quality control, the organization has already expected to resume deliveries this week. Although work At least five states recorded the absence of Astrazeneca For the second dose, including in Rio de Janeiro, Vucruz claims that the amount of vaccines delivered so far and expectations for this month dispel the idea of ​​a shortage.

“It is responsible for producing and delivering vaccines to the Ministry of Health, which distributes them to states and those to municipalities, and managers have to decide on the use of doses,” the foundation explained in a statement.

In response to the report, the Foundation reiterated that it did not know the details of the distribution.

No AstraZeneca for the second dose

Last week, Mato Grosso do Sul, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte and Rio Grande do Sul all registered Astrazeneca shortages for the second dose. wanted by UOL Last week, the Ministry of Health justified that “a second quantitative dose of COVID-19 vaccines should not be given to any Brazilian country.”

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However, states say health has not sent the required number of doses.

Rio de Janeiro, for example, is not expected to receive doses until today, but states that the vaccination schedule should not be compromised, as there is permission to apply Pfizer as a second dose for those who received Astrazeneca in the first application.

Regarding São Paulo, the Ministry of Health stated that “the country used the vaccines prepared for the second dose as the first dose”. to me UOLExecutive Secretary of Health Eduardo Ribeiro, who is responsible for the logistics of vaccines in the state, It states that São Paulo has its own vaccination schedule, similar to the intricacies of each municipality.

“Doses are dispatched gradually, no one “keeps” a dose. There is no directive from the ministry to send a thousand doses, to apply 500 and to keep 500 doses for three months.” [das vacinas] Not allowed. Notorious product difficulty [Fiocruz] To honor with commitment and understanding that this puts the ministry in trouble. “We are not in the process of creating a workforce, but we are looking for a solution,” he said.