Jean Gorinchteyn stated that this is not a ‘third dose’ of reinforcement and that the decision will be maintained regardless of the Ministry of Health’s consensus.
The State Secretary of Health of São Paulo, Jean Gorinchteyn, stated that the State will start a new vaccination cycle against the Covid-19 in day January 17, 2022. The chosen date marks the year of the first person vaccinated in Brazil, the nurse Mônica Calazans. “The State of São Paulo will start this campaign of a new phase of vaccination to Covid from January 17 of next year,” he said at a press conference at the Butantan Institute. This Monday morning, 19th, one million doses of the vaccine were delivered CoronaVac to the National Immunization Plan (PNI). With this delivery, there are already 56 million doses sent to the Ministry of Health.
The forecast is that the contract, which comprises 100 million doses, is fulfilled by the 30th of August. Jean Gorinchteyn stated that this decision was taken regardless of the Ministry of Health’s stance, despite expectations of consensus by the MS and the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass). He made it clear that this is not a “third dose” of reinforcement. Vaccination against Covid-19 should become annual, as well as the flu vaccine, and by 2022 it should already be updated with the new variant strains. On Monday, in the State of São Paulo, people aged 34 are immunized. Until August 20, all Brazilians over 18 years old who reside in SP must receive at least one dose of immunizing agent. Then, it will be the turn of young people from 12 to 17 years old.