SP will use Pfizer's vaccine as second dose in those who received Janssen

City Hall says there is no registration of Ômicron in the capital

Published in 29/11/2021 - 21:08 By Fernanda Cruz – Repórter da Agência Brasil - São Paulo

The city of São Paulo informed that it is going to use Pfizer's vaccine for the second dose in those who were vaccinated with Janssen's immunizing agent – around 300 thousand people in the city of São Paulo. The measure goes into effect this Tuesday (30).

According to the city hall, the interchangeability respects a technical document from the São Paulo government, which allows the use of Pfizer's immunizing agent in case of unavailability of doses from Janssen.

The obligation to present proof of address to receive the vaccine was also dispensed with. "With the high rate of immunization for first and second doses in the capital and to strengthen national vaccination, anyone can present themselves to receive the immunizing agent, regardless of their place of residence", informs the note.

Ômicron variant

The city reinforced that there is no record of patients with the new Ômicron variant, but said it had determined the referral hospitals to receive possible cases: the Municipal Hospital Tide Setúbal and the Hospital Geral Guaianazes.

All samples received by the Butantan Institute, the University of São Paulo (USP) and the Adolfo Lutz Institute, at the time, point to the Delta variant. The collection now includes symptomatic patients from African countries, who will have the data collected and will receive guidance to comply with a 14-day quarantine, in order to be monitored by the health authorities.

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

Edition: Nádia Franco

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