São Paulo Governor Floats Using Sinovac Vaccine without ANVISA Approval

In a video interview on the news website Metropoles, Doria said São Paulo could use the vaccine from Sinovac Biotech Ltd based on approval from regulators in other countries.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - São Paulo could roll out a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac without approval from the national health regulator, Governor João Doria said in an interview on Thursday, November 26th, pressuring Brasilia to greenlight the vaccine.

Health experts said Doria’s comments were an empty threat, as no drugs or vaccines can be used legally in Brazil without clearance from health regulator ANVISA, which pushed back against the comments. Still, his statements reveal growing tensions over the vaccine rollout in Latin America’s biggest country, with the world’s second-highest COVID . . .

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