After Anvisa approval, São Paulo vaccinates first children with Coronavac

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São Paulo vaccinated the first child against Covid-19 with Coronavac this Thursday (20). In a symbolic ceremony at the Brigadeiro Faria Lima State School, in São Paulo.

Caetano de Jesus Martins Moreira, nine years old, received the vaccine. “I even got the flu shot recently. It’s just a sting,” the boy said.

Governor João Doria announced that 100 children will be vaccinated today with Coronavac at school. Others will also be vaccinated in the Metropolitan Region, in São Bernardo do Campo.

Vaccination took place hours after approval by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) for the use of Coronavac in children and adolescents between 6 and 17 years old, with the exception of immunosuppressed patients.

The decision was taken after an evaluation by Anvisa’s technical board of the second request from the Butantan Institute.

The formulation and dosage for this age group are the same as the vaccine applied to adults. People should receive two doses, 28 days apart.

At the moment, the Butantan Institute has 15 million doses of the immunizing agent in stock for distribution to states and municipalities.

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Reference: CNN Brasil

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