Before it is made available for the population, the president said, the vaccine should be “scientifically proven” by the Ministry of Health and certified by national sanitary watchdog Anvisa.
The case tally since the beginning of the pandemic of the novel coronavirus now stands at 5,273,954. From Monday to Friday, the state health secretariats added 23,227 new positive diagnoses of the disease to the statistics.
According to the authorities, 4,681,659 Brazilians have recovered from COVID-19. As it stands today, 414,892 people are being treated.
São Paulo has reported 1,064,602 cases of COVID-19 and 38,020 relevant deaths. The state ranks first both in the number of infected people and deaths from the novel coronavirus countrywide.
Last month, Brazil confirmed its participation in the Covax consortium, organized by the WHO to ensure global access to immunization. The fund expects to raise $18 billion through investments from 80 countries considered self-fundable, like Brazil, to provide vaccines for these and another 92 countries believed not having the necessary conditions to manufacture or purchase doses.