3,500 doses of Coronavac expire in DF and are discarded

3,500 doses of Coronavac expire in DF and are discarded
3,500 doses of Coronavac expire in DF and are discarded

The Health Department of the Federal District (SES-DF) discarded 3,500 doses of the Coronavac vaccine, which expired last Wednesday (31/8). According to the folder, the immunizing agent against Covid-19 was reserved for the second dose, but there was no demand from the target audience.

On July 22, SES-DF released vaccination against Covid-19 for all 4-year-old children. However, on August 3, the agency announced the temporary interruption of the first dose for the little ones due to low stock.

The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) released the application of the Coronavac vaccine for children aged 3 to 5 years on July 13. Pfizer already has authorization for administration in people from 5 years old.

Even before the expiration date and the low demand for the second dose, the vaccines were not relocated to other audiences.

What does Health say?

Through a note, the Health Department reported that the discarded doses were stored especially to serve the public of children and immunosuppressed people, who took the first dose of Coronavac.

“Since the beginning of the immunization process against Covid-19, the Health Department has acted responsibly to guarantee the first and second dose for all citizens. Therefore, about 3,500 doses of Coronavac were stored and waited for the public who took the first dose of the immunizer, especially children and immunosuppressed people. Unfortunately, the population did not adhere to the SES’s appeal to complete the vaccination cycle”, the ministry said.

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