Governor Says São Paulo Residents Will Be Immunized for Covid-19 in January

São Paulo Governor Doria criticized the federal announcement that national immunization should begin in March 2021. The CoronaVac has not yet been included in the Ministry of Health's plan.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - São Paulo Governor João Doria stated on Thursday, December 3rd, that the CoronaVac vaccine, produced by the Chinese laboratory Sinovac in partnership with the Butantan Institute, will be administered to the São Paulo population in January 2021.

The vaccine is still in its third trial phase, where efficacy needs to be confirmed before being approved by the National Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA). The state government says that the final report should be forwarded to the agency in December and that the emergency use of the vaccine should not be required.

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