The initial study will be carried out in participants who have already received the two doses of the inoculation, with an interval of four week between administrations, Anvisa noted. The booster shot will be administered 11 to 13 months after the second dose.
“The inspection is a key step in making the entire production of the inoculation viable domestically after the technological transfer," Fiocruz states in a note.
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) expects to produce one million doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 every day until the end of March. The estimate was announced Monday (Mar. 8).
In the president’s view, the institution’s main concern at the moment is speeding up the arrival of the active pharmaceutical ingredient so that Fiocruz may manufacture the vaccines. The item is expected to come by February 8, but no fixed date has been officially announced, she said.
The two million doses of AstraZeneca against COVID-19 that should arrive from India on Friday (Jan. 22) will be distributed across Brazilian states on Saturday afternoon (23).