São Paulo Announces Partnership to Test Covid-19 Vaccine

The state has made an agreement with a Chinese laboratory and will test 9,000 volunteers through the Butantan Institute. Ultimately, it may produce the vaccine for distribution in Brazil.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - São Paulo State Governor João Doria announced on Thursday, June 11th, an agreement between the Butantan Institute and a Chinese laboratory for the final testing stage of a vaccine against the coronavirus. According to him, the vaccine is expected to be available in June next year, provided the results are satisfactory. It would then be distributed throughout the country in the National Health System (SUS).

The agreement, signed Wednesday afternoon with Sinovac Biotech laboratory, allows for technology transfer for large-scale production of the vaccine in the country, according to the governor. In other . . .

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