Currently, Brazil does not require vaccination – whether for entry by land or air. The recommendation for mandatory vaccination was made by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa): on November 12, the agency sent technical notes to the government justifying the requirement, but no action was taken to change the rule.
“No. No need. (Vaccination) does not prevent the transmission of the disease,” said Anderson Torres after being asked if the government will require vaccination to enter Brazil.
Despite the minister’s assertion, recent studies indicate that yes, vaccines also have action against transmission, although in fact they were developed with the primary objective of preventing serious cases and deaths (see Jornal Nacional report on the subject).
According to a statement issued by the government itself, Anderson Torres is one of the ministers responsible for deciding how the rules on the subject will be. After the disclosure of Anvisa’s position this morning,…