Experts criticize Brazilian cities vaccinating teenagers before priority groups

Betim, in Minas Gerais, on Wednesday began vaccinating students. On Monday, Cacoal, in Rondônia, started the immunization of teenagers with comorbidities.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Betim (MG) and Cacoal (RO) this week began using Pfizer doses to immunize people over 12 years of age; The measure is not recommended by the Ministry of Health and is considered a "mistake" and "waste" by doctors.

Contrary to the Ministry of Health's guidelines, which recommends vaccination only for people over 18, at least two cities this week began immunizing teenagers. Betim, in Minas Gerais, on Wednesday began vaccinating students. On Monday, Cacoal, in Rondônia, started the immunization of teenagers with comorbidities.

In both cities, the vaccine used was Pfizer's. On June . . .

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