Governor Doria Says Covid-19 Vaccine, If Approved, Will Be Compulsory in São Paulo

The São Paulo government intends to have the CoronaVac approved byANVISA in time to begin the vaccination of healthcare professionals as early as December.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - São Paulo Governor João Doria said on Friday, October 16th, that the Covid-19 vaccine will be mandatory throughout the state if approved by the National Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA). Doria had been repeating in recent weeks that he thought it was appropriate to make it obligatory, but had not yet announced the measure. According to the governor, only individuals with a medical certificate will be exempt from immunization.

Doria also attacked President Jair Bolsonaro once again, accusing him of "politicizing" the vaccine. The attacks come in the face of the threatened agreement between . . .

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