Brazilian judge authorizes vaccine import without donation to National Health System

The decision is not definitive and can still be appealed. A similar decision by the same judge was overturned last month on appeal.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Judge Rolando Valcir Spanholo, from the 21st Federal Court in Brasilia, authorized three entities to import vaccines against Covid-19. The decision is not definitive and can still be appealed.

The injunction was motivated by actions filed by the Union of Police Detectives of the State of São Paulo, the Brasiliense Association of Receptive Tourism Agencies and the Union of Servers of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Minas Gerais.

In granting the temporary restraining order requested by the plaintiffs, the magistrate considered unconstitutional Article 2 of Law 14.125/21. By the device . . .

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