Brazil Now Has Vaccines for Only 4% of Priority Groups; Faces Multiple Challenges

Despite delays, Brazil has begun to vaccinate priority groups against Covid-19 in several states, but it is still facing a major challenge to increase the amount of doses required to enable mass immunization.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first batch distributed to states is expected to immunize 2.8 million people. In addition to the import bottleneck, experts recommend negotiation with other vaccine producers.

Despite delays, Brazil has begun to vaccinate priority groups against Covid-19 in several states, but it is still facing a major challenge to increase the amount of doses required to enable mass immunization.

The first batch that began to be distributed on Monday, January 18th, should be enough to vaccinate only 2.8 million people, with the recommended two-dose protocol, according to estimates by the Ministry of . . .

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