Brazil to receive 2 million doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine

Brazil to receive 2 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine


Amid growing pressure to rollout vaccination within the country, the Brazilian government is all set to receive its first 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines developed by the AstraZeneca Plc in partnership with the Oxford University.

Brazil’s health minister Eduardo Pazuello informed that all the necessary documentation to collect the vaccines in India is ready by their side. The government’s Fiocruz biomedical institute has purchased the vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute in India.

While speaking in Manaus, an Amazonian city the minister highlighted that, the inoculation can only start if the federal health regulator Anvisa grants the emergency usage permission to the vaccines. Even though the minister could not project any date to start the vaccination drive within the country but assured Manaus to receive priority as it is one of the worst affected region in the Latin America’s largest country.

The country’s health regulatory Anvisa has scheduled a meeting for the approaching Sunday to take a call on the emergency usage of vaccines manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and the Chinese Sinovac Biotec.

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