Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has refused to vaccinate his 11-year-old daughter. He said this on Monday, local time. News Reuters.
Balsonaro added that earlier this month, Brazil approved the vaccination of children between the ages of 5 and 11. On January 5, the country’s health minister Marcelo Coeroga will announce how children will be vaccinated.
The president of Brazil in the state of Santa Catarina told reporters that the death situation of children was not such that they had to be vaccinated.
The issue of vaccinating children is being debated in Brazil. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. However, a large part of the population is in favor of vaccination.
In October, Brazil’s public health regulator, Anvisa, approved vaccinations for children between the ages of 5 and 11. However, Bolsonaro disagreed with the immunization of children.
On December 23, Health Minister Coeroga said the infant mortality rate was not such that they needed to be vaccinated on an emergency basis. He later reiterated that children could not be vaccinated without a doctor’s prescription.
The Brazilian president said he had spoken to the health minister. How the children will be vaccinated will be announced on January 5. He added that there would be no judicial obligation to vaccinate. Bolsonoro said he wanted to make it clear that he was not vaccinating the girl.
The government’s Coronavirus Advisory Council said in a notice that 301 children between the ages of 5 and 11 had died of corona in Brazil.
Balsonaro himself has refused to be vaccinated. He has repeatedly questioned the effectiveness of the vaccine.