Brazil hopes veterinary facilities can help increase Covid-19 vaccine output

Marcelo Queiroga, Brazil’s health minister, said he hoped to utilize veterinary facilities that make vaccines for pets. Brazil has almost 30 vaccine plants for cattle and only 2 for humans.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil hopes to use veterinary medicine manufacturing facilities to increase Covid-19 vaccine output, authorities said on Saturday, April 3, as the country accounts for the world’s worst daily death tolls and its vaccination efforts lag.

Brazil already makes or finishes coronavirus vaccines at its two main public health institutes - Butantan and Fiocruz - although those efforts have not been enough to supply Latin America’s largest nation.

Marcelo Queiroga, Brazil’s fourth health minister since the pandemic began, said he hoped to include facilities that make vaccines for pets.

“This is not just to supply . . .

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