Brazil to Begin Vaccination Campaign on Monday Afternoon, January 18th

Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Sunday approved emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines from Sinovac and Britain’s AstraZeneca, clearing the way for immunizations.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - All Brazil’s available vaccine doses will be distributed to the country’s states on Monday, January 18th, Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said, with vaccinations able to start from 5 PM.

The states had asked the government to bring forward the rollout of the only vaccine available - the CoronaVac made by China’s Sinovac Biotech and imported by the Butantan biomedical center in São Paulo.

The vaccination plan was initially due to start on Jan. 20.

Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Sunday approved emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines from Sinovac and Britain’s AstraZeneca . . .

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