Brazil cuts by 30% number of vaccines to be delivered through April

The government said the reduction was due to lower-than-expected volume of active ingredients received and because some vaccines are pending a permit for use in Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government cut by nearly 30% the number of Covid-19 vaccines expected to be delivered between January and April, according to a new calendar released by the country's health minister on Saturday.

Last month, former health minister Eduardo Pazuello said Brazil would receive roughly 103 million doses in the first four months of the year. But the latest calendar released by minister Marcelo Queiroga showed only 73 million doses.

The government said the reduction was due to lower-than-expected volume of active ingredients received and also because some vaccines are pending a . . .

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