From February 5 to March 5, the São Paulo government estimates it will deliver 5.6 million doses to the immunization program—up 65 percent from the amount originally forecast.
The inoculation is the first to get definitive registration in Brazil. The shot is called Cominarty. The company filed the request for the definitive registration of the vaccine on February 6. The vaccine, however, is yet to be made available in the country.
The minister went on to state that half of the target public will be vaccinated in the first half-year, and the other half later in the year. “This is our challenge. It’s what we’re seeking to do and will do,” Pazuello declared.
“We’ll strike the deal for 10 million doses and purchase them if the price is acceptable, and we’ll pay after Anvisa grants its authorization for the emergency use of Sputnik V, making it immediately available to Brazilians,” the executive secretary at the Health Ministry said.
Brazil’s national sanitary regulator Anvisa announced the abolition of the requirement of having phase 3 studies conducted in Brazil for the emergency authorization of vaccines to be granted in the country.