Rio de Janeiro begins to administer Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine

The State Health Secretariat (SES) received 46,800 doses on Monday night and, following the Ministry of Health's guidance, directed the entire batch to the state capital.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Today, May 4th, the city of Rio de Janeiro starts vaccination against Covid-19 with doses from U.S. drugmaker Pfizer. The State Health Secretariat (SES) received 46,800 doses on Monday night and, following the Ministry of Health's guidance, directed the entire batch to the state capital, the only location with deep cold storage facilities.

As a result, the Municipal Health Secretariat (SMS) begins the administration of the first dose at the Estácio de Sá Family Clinic, in Rio Comprido, in the city's northern zone, following the priority group schedule.

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