São Paulo Governor Announces Covid-19 Vaccination in January, Pressuring ANVISA

The coming days will be decisive for the future of the Coronavac and the São Paulo vaccination program. Should the results not be satisfactory and the regulatory agency deny authorization, the case could end up in court.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - São Paulo State Governor João Doria announced on Monday that the state vaccination program against the novel coronavirus will begin on January 25th, despite the fact that there is no vaccine registered by the National Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA), which is a prerequisite for the administration of any immunizer in Brazil.

If authorized, the Coronavac, developed by the Butantan Institute in partnership with the Chinese laboratory Sinovac, will be initially administered free of charge to healthcare professionals, people over 60 years of age, indigenous and quilombolas, totaling over nine million people who should be . . .

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