The Sinopharm vaccine is produced with an inactivated form of the virus. The inoculation is administered in two doses, with a three to four month interval between the two.
Brazil has distributed 164,478 million vaccine doses against COVID-19 to the states and the Federal District, as per official data, with 131,895 million doses having been administered.
"The genomic surveillance is what allows us to diagnose any variant, not just Delta. We have some cases identified here in Brazil and what we need to do is isolate—not just those with the Delta variant, but also those with other forms of the virus—and continue the vaccination campaign,” he said.