Despite the deaths of hundreds of children from the Corona virus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he will not give his 11-year-old daughter a Covid-19 vaccine, continuing his anti-vaccine stance that has sparked criticism from experts. of health and hit its popularity.
The right-wing leader added that Health Minister Marcelo Quiroga will announce the way on January 5 in whose country will manage the vaccination campaign against Covid-19, for people aged five to 11, which was approved by the authorities in December.
“Children are not at risk of death which would justify their vaccination,” he said, according to Reuters.
“My daughter will not get the vaccine.”
He also added: “I have spoken with Quiroga and he will announce on 5 (January) how children will be vaccinated against Covid-19 . I want to confirm that my daughter will not receive a vaccine.”
There is a great deal of controversy over vaccinating children from Corona in Brazil, as Bolsonaro supporters strongly oppose, although the overwhelming majority of Brazilians support vaccination.
Hundreds of children died
Interestingly, Corona caused the deaths of 301 children, ranging in age from five to 11, in Brazil. According to official statistics.
It was reported that the Supreme Court of Brazil opened an investigation two weeks ago into the comments made by Bolsonaro, which included false allegations that Corona virus vaccines increase the risk of contracting AIDS.
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