Covid-19: another 1.4 million doses of Janssen arrive in Brazil today

The country has already received about 5 million doses of the

Published in 08/12/2021 - 14:54 By Agência Brasil - Brasília

New batches of the Janssen pharmaceutical covid-19 vaccine arrive this Wednesday (8) in Brazil. According to the Ministry of Health, there are 1.4 million doses of the immunizing agent, which uses the modified virus to stimulate the human body to produce antibodies against the disease.

After disembarking, according to the folder, the inputs go through a rigorous quality analysis process and then are distributed to the states and municipalities “in an equal and proportional manner”. Of the 378.5 million doses distributed across the country, about 5 million are from Janssen.

Reinforcement

Through a statement, the ministry highlighted that the more than 4 million Brazilians who have already been vaccinated with the pharmaceutical's immunizing agent must take a booster dose, also from Janssen, between two and six months after the first application.

"The guidance is based on scientific studies that show a significant increase in immunity after the application of one more dose of the vaccine, especially with a longer interval, of six months", completed the folder.

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

Edition: Valéria Aguiar

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