CoronaVac Vaccine Brings Hope to Brazil’s Pandemic-hit Indigenous Peoples

On Tuesday, January 19th, Brazil's Health Ministry and Special Secretariat for Indigenous Health (SESAI) officially launched the vaccination campaign in the Umariacu I village in northern Amazonas state, an area bordering Colombia and Peru.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Having suffered heavy loss of human lives since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brazil's remote indigenous communities now could finally breathe a sigh of relief as the innoculation campaign against the noval coronavirus comes to their villages.

On Tuesday, January 19th, Brazil's Health Ministry and Special Secretariat for Indigenous Health (SESAI) officially launched the vaccination campaign in the Umariacu I village in northern Amazonas state, an area bordering Colombia and Peru.

The plan is to innoculate over 400,000 indigenous population, using CoronaVac, a vaccine developed by Chinese biotech firm Sinovac in . . .

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