In a go to to Natal to take part in a well being surveillance occasion, the president-president of the Nationwide Well being Inspection Company (Anvisa), Antônio Barra Torres, mentioned that the producer Pfizer has utilized for registration with the company to vaccinate kids beneath 5 years previous. within the nation. The corporate’s request is to vaccinate kids aged 6 to 4 years. If authorised, this would be the second vaccine approved for youngsters, however the first is aimed toward kids beneath 3 years of age, as Coronavac is used for youngsters aged 3 to five years.
Barra Torres says the inclusion of Pfizer’s childhood vaccine within the Nationwide Immunization Program (PNI) is topic to rigorous technical evaluation. The estimate for the company to finish the investigation is 30 days, however the deadline could also be prolonged. “This course of is beneath evaluation and this evaluation will produce outcomes, we’ll all the time give our opinion in a short while, however we all the time have a well-done evaluation. So, this course of continues,” mentioned the president of Anvisa.
Pfizer’s vaccine for adults has been registered within the nation since February 2021. Final month, the Ministry of Well being issued tips for the usage of the Coronavac kids’s vaccine in kids. The folder really useful that the doses comply with the precedence order and be used first in sufferers with out illness, in line with shares. Then the vaccination may be focused at four-year-olds, adopted by three-year-olds.
In his dialog with TRIBUNA DO NORTE, Barra Torres spoke about a number of points. He mentioned that Anvisa had not been formally knowledgeable about receiving anti-monkeypox doses, however that the transfer didn’t contradict present legal guidelines. Presently, there isn’t any provision to authorize the usage of the monkeypox vaccine within the nation, which is going through an outbreak of the illness, in line with the Division of Well being. The newest replace recorded 1,369 circumstances as of Monday (1st). About 75% of these contaminated are in São Paulo. Rio Grande do Norte had two ensures.
“This program to get the monkeypox vaccine is run by the Division of Well being, which has the authority to take action. In emergency conditions, it may possibly override the Anvisa signs. To date, Anvisa has no official details about this acquisition, however this isn’t one thing that contradicts the present rules”, he notes.
Final week, Anvisa created the Monkeypox Emergency Technical Committee (monkey pox) in order that the technical areas of scientific analysis, registration, good manufacturing practices, pharmacovigilance and superior remedy work in a collaborative course of, together with well being professionals and the scientific neighborhood. The imaginative and prescient of this working group is to speed up the event of practices and authorization of medicines and vaccines.
Well being Minister Marcelo Queiroga has already publicly introduced that he’s in talks with the Pan American Well being Group (PAHO) to purchase doses of the monkeypox vaccine, however the concept is to vaccinate solely well being professionals who deal straight with the illness. Well being’s precedence needs to be isolation of confirmed circumstances and an infection tips. On Monday, by way of social media, Queiroga mentioned that Brazil will obtain the antiviral Tecovirimat to strengthen the “combat in opposition to the outbreak” in essentially the most troublesome circumstances.
Antônio Barra Torres was within the capital of Rio Grande do Norte to open the IX Week of Well being Surveillance in Natal and I State Well being Surveillance Discussion board in RN, whose theme was “The position of the State within the administration of well being dangers and well being promotion. Built-in Well being System”. Well being”. The occasion was attended by the Secretaries of Public Well being, Cipriano Maia, and Natal, George Antunes, and representatives of the Nationwide Council of Municipal Well being Secretaries (Conasems) and the Nationwide Council of Well being Secretaries.
One of many matters that will probably be on the desk for dialogue all through the week would be the “clearance” of products and medicines within the nation, which impacts the RN. The disaster belies the necessity to strengthen the SUS, say consultants. Barra Torres mentioned the Division of Well being ought to present different methods to unravel the issue.
As indicated by TRIBUNA DO NORTE, there’s a lack of primary medicines, comparable to novalgin, dipyrone, amoxicillin and serums within the municipal public community and the cabinets of pharmacies in Rio Grande do Norte. Nationally, eight out of ten cities report drug shortages, in line with a survey by the Nationwide Affiliation of Municipalities (CNM).