São Paulo State Delays Chinese Vaccine Efficacy Report, Keeps Rollout Date

Brazil has an enviable record for national vaccinations and a public health system well set up for such campaigns,

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s São Paulo state delayed on Monday, December 14th, the release of efficacy data for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac, tightening the timeframe for regulator approval before a planned roll out on January 25th.

Governor João Doria said in a radio interview on Monday the data would be released on December 23rd, eight days later than planned, to allow for a larger sample size and more complete analysis.

Earlier on Monday, João Gabbardo, head of Sao Paulo’s COVID-19 response, said the delay would allow the efficacy . . .

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