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Brazil state should receive 10.8 million doses of Coronavac vaccine by December 31, governor says - Metro US

Brazil state should receive 10.8 million doses of Coronavac vaccine by December 31, governor says

FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sao Paulo

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s Sao Paulo governor Joao Doria said in a press conference on Monday the state will receive 5.5 million doses of Sinovac Biotech’s Coronavac vaccine on Dec. 24, and expects to have a total of 10.8 million doses by Dec. 31.

Doria reiterated the government intends to start its vaccination campaign on January 25 in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s most populous state. The Coronavac vaccine has not been formally approved by Brazilian health agency Anvisa yet.

(Reporting by Sabrina Valle)

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