Mato Grosso do Sul can apply the 2nd and 3rd doses of the vaccine against covid in residents of other Brazilian states. The resolution of the SES (Secretary of State for Health) states that the application of the 2nd dose as the booster dose is guaranteed, regardless of the state or municipality where the previous dose was applied.
Thus, people traveling or outside their cities can be vaccinated according to the deadline. In addition, the resolution also defined that the 3rd dose could be administered in healthcare workers four months after D2. Previously, the deadline was six months.
The state health secretary, Geraldo Resende, justified that the measure was taken because, as the municipalities advance in the immunization campaign and finalize priority groups, faxes are left in advance.
“Therefore, if that person who has taken the first or second dose in the municipality in which they live, and continues, or in the municipality in which they live, there is no immunizing agent, and has to complete the vaccination schedule, can they are incarcerated in one of the municipalities in the state, “Resende points out.
With the resolution, deadlines for vaccines were set as follows: from 21 days to 12 weeks for the Pfizer vaccine, including for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years; from 08 to 12 weeks before the Astrazeneca vaccine; and 14 to 28 days for the Coronavac vaccine.
Cities with vaccine requirements
The pace of vaccination against covid has slowed in Mato Grosso do Sul and municipalities are starting to have shares full of doses of the immunizing agent. This week, municipalities informed that they do not need to receive more doses.
The refusal calls attention to a question: why do faxes, which were previously disputed, now run to the ground in the freezers in these cities? The most obvious answer is in the resistance from a section of the population. Mayors and health officials find it difficult to persuade these people to become vaccinated. Last Tuesday (5), the Secretary of State for Health, Geraldo Resende, wrote the delay in vaccination to ‘deniers’ – because groups that ignore scientific evidence, such as the effectiveness of faxes, have become known, stating that this part of the population anti follow -faccine political ideologies.
(With Gabriel Maymone)