Vaccines Approved Abroad May Be Endorsed for Emergency Use in Brazil

Under a 2020 statute to combat coronavirus, ANVISA has 72 hours to assess vaccines that have already been registered with international agencies before clearing them for emergency use.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Governors who met with Minister of Health Eduardo Pazuello on Tuesday, December 8th, stated that vaccines approved by international regulatory agencies may be cleared for emergency use in Brazil. In such cases, the National Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) will have 72 hours to assess the immunizer before clearing it.

"What he [Pazuello] made clear to us is that measures are being taken and all vaccines certified by international agencies will be assessed within 72 hours by ANVISA, as required by law, and will be implemented for emergency use. Not in the policy extended to all, but . . .

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