Pfizer vaccine for children aged 6 months to 4 years “should not be long”, says Queiroga

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The Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, participated this Saturday (24) in an event to commemorate the 32 years of the Unified Health System (SUS).

At the celebration, which took place in Brasília, Queiroga said that the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 for children aged 6 months to 4 years, authorized by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) on September 16, should be made available in soon.

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When asked about a date for the start of vaccination for this age group, Queiroga limited himself to saying that “it shouldn’t be late”. According to the minister, the issue is under analysis by the Health Surveillance Secretariat.

“Theme is in the technical area. They are evaluating the terms of Anvisa’s approval. Anvisa is a first step in the incorporation, where safety and efficacy are evaluated. It’s like the ticket to get into the game”, said Queiroga.

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The Minister of Health said that the folder analyzes a series of issues before incorporating an immunizing agent into the SUS.

“To enter the unified health system, the assessment is more detailed because it needs to verify other aspects such as effectiveness, cost effectiveness, budgetary impact, the epidemiological conditions of the country”.

When asked about a date to start vaccinating children with the Pfizer vaccine between 6 months and 4 years old, Queiroga limited himself to saying that “it shouldn’t be late”.

Source: CNN Brasil

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