The governor of São Paulo, João Doria (PSDB), again affirmed last Friday, 16, that the vaccination against covid-19 in the state will be mandatory. During a press conference at Palácio dos Bandeirantes, Doria said that if necessary, she would use the force of the law to make the vaccine applied to the entire population of São Paulo.
“I have already guaranteed that here the 45 million Brazilians from São Paulo will be vaccinated and vaccination will be mandatory, unless the citizen has medical advice and a medical certificate that cannot get the vaccine. And we will adopt legal measures if there are any setbacks in this regard, ”said Doria.
Hours later, President Jair Bolsonaro countered, through social media, the argument and said that the decision rests with the Ministry of Health and that the federal government will opt out. He also cited excerpts of legislation on the subject.
“The Ministry of Health will offer vaccination, safely, without accommodation, at the appropriate time, after scientific proof and validated by Anvisa, however, without imposing or making vaccination mandatory,” said Bolsonaro in the post.
Doria gives ultimatum to the Ministry of Health
The governor of São Paulo, João Doria (PSDB), affirmed that the next 21st is the deadline for the definition of how the application of the Coronavac vaccine against the coronavirus in development by the Butantan Institute will be carried out.
On this date, Doria has a meeting scheduled with the Minister of Health, Eduardo Pazuello, in order to decide whether the federal government will purchase, distribute and apply the immunizer through the Unified Health System (SUS).
“What São Paulo wants is to share the Brazilian Butantan vaccine together with the Sinovac laboratory so that other Brazilian states can also vaccinate its inhabitants. São Paulo is going to vaccinate, I have already guaranteed that here the 45 million Brazilians will be vaccinated ”, said the governor.