Brazil government obtains advance shipment of 7 million Pfizer vaccine doses for July

The government is trying to expedite the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines during the Senate Covid CPI investigations that question the country's delay in procuring immunizers and the high number of deaths and cases of the disease.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After putting off negotiations with Pfizer last year, the Ministry of Health on Wednesday, June 16, announced the advance shipment of 7 million doses of the U.S. laboratory's Covid-19 vaccine, thereby increasing the expected supply of this immunizer to Brazil to 15 million doses next month.

Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga issued a statement about the advance delivery of doses, saying that "the initial forecast was that 8 million doses would be delivered in July. After talks with the pharmaceutical company, Brazil will receive 15 million doses next month."

The Health Ministry added that . . .

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