Brazil secures vaccine shipments in June with the arrival of 12 million doses at Fiocruz

Brazil has ensured the delivery of vaccines against the coronavirus by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation until “the third week of June” as two batches of the pharmacological agent (IFA) can be received next Saturday and up to 12 million doses of the AstraZeneca immunizer.

Fiocruz said this this Monday, correcting the information provided by the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Rodrigo Cruz, who had announced in the Senate that shipments from China would amount to 18 million doses.

This guarantees that the Brazilian government will receive these doses to proceed with the vaccination schedule if doses are missing and a shortage has been reported for days and production of the CoronaVac vaccine at the Butantane Institute has been stopped since late last week, too Wait for supplies to arrive.

Brazil secures vaccine shipments in June with the arrival of 12 million doses at Fiocruz
Brazil secures vaccine shipments in June with the arrival of 12 million doses at Fiocruz

Strictly speaking, the governor of Sao Paulo, Joao Doria, reported that 4,000 liters of raw material for the production of this biological will arrive on May 26, the Brazilian media report G1.

Meanwhile, Brazil has already used 58.6 million doses, according to the media consortium analyzing the pandemic. It stated that 39.2 million people received at least the first dose and 19.4 million received the full program.

The country has so far accumulated 15,657,391 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic broke out, which resulted in 436,537 deaths. This emerges from the Ministry of Health’s latest assessment, which was published on Monday.

On the final day, there were 29,916 positive and 786 deaths from COVID-19.

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