Brazil shall receive a total of 4.3 million doses in January, 7.2 million in February, and 8.4 million in March, totalizing almost 20 million doses, during the first quarter of 2022.
Health Minister Queiroga guaranteed that the donation will not undermine Brazil’s own immunization plan; Brazil is among the few medium-to-high income countries to donate under Covax.
Brazil has surpassed the threshold of 60 percent of the population vaccinated with at least one dose of the inoculation against COVID-19. These are 160 million people older than 18.
The first shipment, with 1.5 million doses of the vaccine against COVID-19, from Janssen, Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical unit, arrived this morning (Jun. 22) in Brazil. In all, 38 million doses have been ordered from the company by the Brazilian government.