The Municipal Secretariat of Health (SMS) indicated in a statement that this happened because even this week the Ministry of Health has not delivered the drugs that were sent to the city.
‘The SMS-Rio is forced, due to lack of doses, to suspend once again the application of second doses of the vaccine from this Thursday on,’ reads a post on social networks.
As a result of this, the Secretariat specified that it understood that vaccination is a priority, and therefore, it expects the ministry to distribute the doses ‘with the urgency that the pandemic requires.’
According to the dispatch, there are 10 million CoronaVac vaccines in stock, supplied by the Butantan Institute.
The vaccination was intended for young people aged 16 and over. However, the inoculation of people aged 40 years and over, pregnant women, mothers, infants and people with disabilities aged 12 years or over was kept ongoing.
According to the Rio de Janeiro City Council, the decision was made taking into account that the Health Department received only the vaccines destined for the second stage of the immunization plan on Tuesday.