Ministry of Health authorizes the use of Janssen vaccines that arrived frozen in the DF – Prime Time Zone

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Batch received this Saturday was stored at a lower temperature than recommended by the laboratory

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O Ministry of Health authorized, this Saturday, 3, the use of 40,100 doses of the vaccine from Janssen that arrived frozen at the federal District. In a note, the folder explained that “the shipment was inspected and approved by the National Institute for Quality Control in Health (INCQS), after verifying that the temperature did not influence the quality of the vaccine”. Earlier, the local agency had stated that the immunizing agent, in a single dose, arrived “frozen” and, because of that, was “unavailable for use”. The finding happened this morning during the conference of doses at the Central Cold Chain, which stores and distributes vaccines in the capital. This Saturday, the DF reached the mark of 1,009,856 people immunized against the new coronavirus on Friday, 2 – the number is equivalent to 33.6% of the population.