Brazilian capitals suspend 1st dose vaccination; mayors’ group challenges federal government

"Doses from the Butantan Institute are expected to be delivered on February 23rd," the federal government said in a statement. "The campaign is expected to be restarted next week, but the exact date is yet to be confirmed."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Less than a month after the start of vaccination, capital cities are beginning to suspend campaigns for lack of inventory. Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Cuiabá have already announced that the first dose of the immunizer will not be administered until new deliveries come in.

In Curitiba, the city hall admits  it has only enough inventory for this week. The National Mayors Front (FNP) on Tuesday, February 16th, challenged the federal government to provide a schedule for the delivery of doses.

On Monday, Rio mayor Eduardo Paes (DEM), said that due to a shortage of vaccines . . .

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