Brazil begins vaccinating young children over Bolsonaro’s objections


More than 20 million children in Brazil are eligible for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, as long as they have parental consent. – EPA pic, January 15, 2022.

BRAZIL began vaccinating children aged five to 11 against Covid-19 yesterday after the move was approved, despite objections from President Jair Bolsonaro.

Davi Seremramiwe Xavante, an indigenous eight-year-old boy, was the first child to be vaccinated during an official ceremony at a Sao Paulo hospital, with state governor Joao Doria in attendance.


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