Without vaccines, São Paulo defers start of vaccination for seniors over 80

The Ministry of Health claims it has guaranteed 354 million doses, through agreements with Fiocruz (212.4 million), Butantan (100 million) and the W.H.O.'s Covax Facility (42.5 million).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Seniors over 90 years of age and, later, over 85 years of age began to be immunized with the covid-19 vaccine last week in the state of São Paulo. However, the government announced the start of immunization for seniors between 80 and 84 only for March 1st. According to the former state immunization plan, this would have been the date when seniors over 75 would be taking their first shot.

The reason for the delay? The shortage of vaccines, according to the state government, which joined the national immunization plan in January. So far . . .

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