Brazil Aims to Vaccinate Entire Population Against COVID-19 in 2021

In the last few days, the government has given multiple different timeframes for when vaccinations could begin. Originally slated for March, Pazuello then said the campaign could begin in January or February. Later, he said some vaccinations could even be administered later this month.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amid a worsening second wave of coronavirus infections and mounting domestic pressure, Brazil’s Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello pledged on Thursday, December 10th, to vaccinate the country’s entire population against COVID-19 in 2021.

The bold statement comes amid criticism from state governors that Brazil’s federal government is unprepared for a mass immunization campaign and had failed to secure a diverse enough supply of vaccines.

In a radio interview, Pazuello repeated the ministry would buy any effective vaccines that are approved by health regulator ANVISA and reasonably priced.

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