With Coronavac, São Paulo could vaccinate children in a week, says secretary

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The city of São Paulo, which will start vaccinating children aged between 5 and 11 this Friday (14), is capable of vaccinating its entire child population in just one week if there is enough immunizer, said the executive secretary of care. basic, surveillance and specialties in the city of São Paulo, Sandra Fonseca.

The secretary says that, if there were authorization for the application of Coronavac in children, as is being evaluated by Anvisa, the city could vaccinate up to 500 thousand children per day. Today, Anvisa authorizes the vaccination of children just like the Pfizer immunizer.

The government of São Paulo says that the expectation is to vaccinate 4.3 million children in the period of three weeks throughout the state.

In the capital, the first batch of vaccines to be delivered contains only 60,000 immunizers. The municipality has 1.35 million children aged between 5 and 11 years.

“If we had authorization to do with Coronavac, that schedule could be brought forward very quickly. In a week, at most, we vaccinate all children”, said the secretary.

She reinforces that the application of the Pfizer vaccine, which is starting to be distributed, is safe, and that for children to be vaccinated in this first phase, it is necessary to bring any proof that the child has any comorbidity among those that guarantee priority vaccination.

Pre-registration for vaccination is now available for parents to enroll their children if they are in the priority group for vaccination. In this first phase, only children who have comorbidities will be vaccinated.

Check out the list of clinical conditions that guarantee priority vaccination of children between 5 and 11 years old:

  • Mellitus diabetes
  • Severe chronic lung disease
  • Resistant Arterial Hypertension (RHTN)
  • stage 3 arterial hypertension
  • Arterial hypertension stages 1 and 2 as target organ damage
  • Heart failure (HF)
  • Cor-pulmonale and Pulmonary hypertension
  • hypertensive heart disease
  • coronary syndromes
  • Valvopatias
  • Cardiomyopathies and Pericardiopathies
  • Diseases of the Aorta, Great Vessels and Arteriovenous Fistulas
  • cardiac arrhythmias
  • Congenital heart disease in adults
  • Prosthetic valves and implanted cardiac devices
  • chronic neurological diseases
  • chronic kidney disease
  • Immunocomprometidos
  • Severe hemoglobinopathies
  • Morbid obesity
  • Down syndrome
  • Hepatical cirrhosis

Reference: CNN Brasil

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