After six months, Brazil still has not rolled out enough vaccines for children

Following an analysis of public data, The Brazilian Report understands that Brazil still doesn't have enough Covid jabs for children

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Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga. Photo: Walterson Rosa/MS

Brazil’s Health Ministry has still not shipped enough Covid vaccines for municipalities to immunize all children aged 5 to 11, according to official data reviewed by The Brazilian Report. The vaccination of children began over six months ago, but vaccination rates are still a long way from those of adults.

There are roughly 20.4 million children aged 5 to 11 in Brazil, per official estimates. It would take 40.8 million doses for all of them to complete the two-shot vaccination program.

But according to the ministry’s latest report, only about 33.4 million doses of vaccines for children...

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