Despite New Vaccine Batches, Brazil Covers Only 40% of Priority Groups

On January 19th, epidemiologist Carla Domingues said international studies have shown that around 70% of a population would need to be immunized for the virus to actually slow down.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Friday, January 22nd, Brazil secured an additional 6.8 million doses of vaccines against the coronavirus, after a decision by ANVISA (National Health Regulatory Agency) and the arrival of a shipment from India.

After a week-long wait, the cargo that landed at Guarulhos (SP) contained two million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, approved last Sunday, January 17th, by ANVISA along with another six million doses of the CoronaVac imported from China - and which are now being administered by states and municipalities in their vaccination campaigns.

Also on this Friday, ANVISA authorized the emergency . . .

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