Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG)| Photo: Jefferson Rudy / Senado Agency

Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG) said on Monday (22) that a proposal under debate could release the purchase of vaccines against Covid-19 to states, municipalities and the private sector. With that, the country could expand the acquisition of immunizers while observing the rules of the National Immunization Program (PNI).

“A project will be conceived, I believe that even today in the Senate, so that we can find a way that authorizes the Union, but also states and municipalities to assume the risks of purchasing vaccines. And an idea that emerged in the conversation is the possibility of the participation of the private initiative. There are countless segments of the private sector willing to assist in the acquisition of these vaccines and contribute to the country “, he said, citing a meeting with the Minister of Health, Eduardo Pazuello.

Pacheco defended that, with the measure, the priority groups in the National Immunization Program (PNI) will be preserved. “The private sector will have to obey the rules of the PNI. We are going to establish a bill in this sense and talk to Arthur Lira (PP-AL) to find out the Chamber’s position in this regard,” said the parliamentarian.