Brazil’s Covid Vaccination Priorities: Elderly, Healthcare Professionals, Indigenous People

Earlier, the Ministry said that the plan will cover only vaccines that are thermostable, i.e. that do not need very low storage temperatures; this would exclude those developed by Pfizer and Moderna..

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Health on Tuesday, December 1st, released the first points of the "preliminary" strategy for vaccinating the population against Covid-19. According to the portfolio, the plan will be divided into four stages.

First stage: healthcare workers; people age 75 or older; people age 60 or over living in long-term institutions (such as nursing homes and psychiatric institutions); and the indigenous population.

Second stage: people between 60 and 74 years old.

Third stage: people with comorbidities who are more likely to suffer more severely from the disease . . .

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