Over One Million People Apply for Covid-19 Vaccine Trials In São Paulo

In all, nine thousand volunteers, healthcare professionals only, will be administered the vaccine at 11 research centers.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over one million people have applied to volunteer for the Coronavac trials, a Chinese vaccine that has been tested in Brazil since last week and is the result of a partnership between the Butantan Institute and Sinovac Biotech. The announcement was made by the state Secretary of Health, Jean Gorinchteyn.

The vaccine began to be tested last Tuesday on volunteers at the Clínicas Hospital in São Paulo. And from this Thursday and Friday, July 30th and 31st, the vaccine will be tested in four other centers: Emílio Ribas Institute in São Paulo . . .

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