RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said today, May 26, that next week the federal government will sign a Technological Purchase Order contract with AstraZeneca.
The agreement will enable the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API), the raw material needed to produce the vaccine against Covid-19, to be manufactured by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Brazil.
According to the Minister, the contract should be signed on June 1 in a ceremony to be attended by President Jair Bolsonaro. According to Queiroga, the initiative will enable an increase in the vaccination rate in the country.
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