Brazil will start its COVID-19 vaccination with injections imported from China and India | Instant News


FILE PHOTOS: Employees inspect bottles containing CoronaVac, Sinovac Biotech’s vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Butantan biomedical production center in Sao Paulo, Brazil January 12, 2021. REUTERS / Amanda Perobelli

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Health Ministry said on Wednesday that vaccination of the country’s population against COVID-19 will begin with vaccines imported from China and India as soon as its emergency use is approved by health regulator Anvisa, scheduled for Sunday.

Vaccination of the country’s population will take a maximum of 16 months, Deputy Health Minister Elcio Franco told a news conference. Brazil sent a plane to import 2 million doses of the AstraZeneca / University of Oxford vaccine made by India’s Serum Institute and has imported 6 million doses of the CoronVac vaccine made by China’s Sinovac Biotech.

Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Leslie Adler Editing by Leslie Adler

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