Children ages 5-11 get jab against COVID in Rio

18 January 2022
2022-01-18 14:19

Rio de Janeiro's city authorities started its vaccination campaign against COVID-19 for children ages 5 to 11 on Monday with a symbolic event at the "Museum of Tomorrow.

"Health officials expect about 560,000 children to get vaccinated through February 9th.Children vaccinated took home a "Courage Certificate." The vaccinations were being scheduled by age. Vaccination for 10 year-olds starts on the 20th of January.

This pattern will be followed until children aged 5 can get the jab. Children with comorbidities and any deficiency have priority. 1.2 million doses of Pfizer vaccine specific for this age group arrived in Brazil last week  after a controversial debate over the children's vaccination.

Bolsonaro, who hasn't been vaccinated himself, expressed strong reservations over whether children should receive the jab.

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