Brazil’s Coronavac production compromised due to raw material (API) shortage

On Monday, May 10, Dimas Covas, the Butantan Institute director, had advised that, as of this week, there will be no more raw materials needed to produce the Coronavac in the country, and the June delivery schedule may be jeopardized.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  The government of São Paulo and the Butantan Institute delivered a new batch of 1 million Coronavac doses to the Ministry of Health on Wednesday morning, May 12.

The São Paulo state government has now delivered 46.112 million doses, thereby complying with its first agreement with the federal government. The doses will be sent to the National Immunization Program (PNI), to be distributed proportionally to the states.

This delivery is the second of a total of three that the Butantan is expected to make to the health ministry this week: on Monday, May . . .

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