General Augusto Heleno takes the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 – Prime Time Zone

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Minister did not say whether he was immunized with CoronaVac, criticized by Bolsonaro, or with the Oxford vaccine; ‘It was my choice,’ he wrote

Wallace Martins / Estadão ContentsHeleno, who is 73 years old, is therefore at risk for the disease, contracted the coronavirus in March 2020, but recovered well

The Minister of Institutional Security Office (GSI), general Augusto Heleno, took the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 this Thursday, 18. Heleno, who is 73 years old, is therefore at risk of the disease, contracted the coronavirus in March 2020, but has recovered well. “The Federal Government defends mass immunization and works hard to make vaccination for all Brazilians possible in the shortest possible time. It is a voluntary action. It was my choice ”, wrote the minister in a publication made on Twitter.

The general did not say whether he was immunized with CoronaVac, produced by the Butantan Institute in partnership with the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac, or with the Oxford vaccine, produced in Brazil by Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). CoronaVac is criticized by President Jair Bolsonaro, who also opposed mandatory coronavirus immunization.