First batch from global vaccine consortium lands in Brazil

The COVAX agreement provides for the supply of 42.5 million doses until the end of this year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first batch of Covid-19 vaccines sent by the Covax Facility global consortium headed by the World Health Organization (WHO) landed on Sunday, June 20, at the Viracopos International Airport, in Campinas (SP).

The cargo with 842,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech immunizer left Miami, in the United States, and after arrival was escorted by the Brazilian Federal Police to the Ministry of Health's distribution center in Guarulhos. The Covax contract provides for 42.5 million doses until the end of this year.

Before receiving the Pfizer doses, the Ministry had distributed 5 . . .

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