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COVID in Brazil: a 4th dose of vaccine for the immunocompromised | Coronavirus

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In a circular, the ministry recommendsyears who have already received three doses beforehand, from four months later “,” text “:” a booster dose for all immunocompromised individuals over 18 years old who have already received three doses before, from four months later “}} ‘>a booster dose for all immunocompromised individuals over 18 years of age who have already received three doses before, starting four months later the last.

This measure applies in particular to people with severe immunodeficiency, to HIV carriers or to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

This same circular also provides for the reduction from five to four months of the interval between the second and the third dose for the general population.

The Brazilian government also announced Monday the donation of 10 million doses of vaccines to poor countries, through the COVAX system of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Brazilian Ministry of Health assured that this donation would not go not compromise the vaccination plan of the country’s population.

Vaccination in Brazil has accelerated in recent months, and more than two-thirds of the population have already received at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Late vaccination

But the immunization campaign got off to a late and chaotic start, as far-right President Jair Bolsonaro stepped up attacks on vaccines.

The head of state, who refuses to be vaccinated, has criticized in recent days the decision of the health regulator ANIVISA to authorize vaccination for children aged 5 to 11 on Thursday.

In his weekly live on Facebook, he asked for the publication of the names of the ANVISA members responsible for this authorization.

An association that represents ANVISA employees denounced fascist methods of President Bolsonaro and the management of the regulator on Sunday demanded from the federal police protection for its staff, after having received threats of violence.

More than 617,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazil, the second most bereaved country in the world after the United States.

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