São Paulo, the state worst affected by the Corona epidemic in Brazil, received 5.5 million doses of the vaccine developed by the Chinese laboratory Sinovac. Sinovac Which is not yet applicable because the data from its clinical studies are still unknown.
The Spanish newspaper “Ultima Aura” indicated that this is the third batch of Coronavirus that the São Paulo authorities have received, as they entered into a partnership with Sinovac and the Botantan Institute, one of the largest research centers in Brazil, to test and produce this vaccine.
According to the regional government, further shipments will be received in the next few days, reaching a total of 10.8 million doses by December 31, to which BUT production will be gradually added later.
The Mayor of São Paulo, João Doria, announced the start of vaccination in that region on January 25, but this depends on an agreement with the Ministry of Health and the mandate of the National Health Monitoring Agency (Anvisa), Which has not yet received data from studies conducted by Sinovac Sinovac.
This presentation was scheduled for Wednesday, but was postponed at the request of the Sinovac laboratory, as announced in São Paulo by the Botantan Institute itself.
The director of that scientific institution, Dimas Covas, said that the vaccine is being tested in different countries, so Senovac requested a period of up to fifteen days to collect, analyze and standardize the data obtained around the world.
The company plans to Sinovac Sinovac According to Covas, the results of the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine were published in a “standardized” manner and without any “discrepancies”, although it guaranteed reaching the minimum safety levels required by health authorities.
Corona VaccCoronavac“It is one of the vaccines in the plans of the Brazilian government, which plans to obtain about 100 million doses of this vaccine and add them to other laboratories that are negotiating with Pfizer laboratories.” Pfizer AstraZaink AstraZeneca-Oxford And our country Moderna And Jason Janssen And the Bharat Biotech. .
With this vaccine package, the federal government estimates that it will be able to vaccinate 210 million Brazilians within 16 months, in five phases beginning in February or March 2021.
Brazil is one of the countries hardest hit by the epidemic, and according to official data, it already has nearly 190,000 deaths and 7.4 million cases.
Sao Paulo is the worst-affected of the 27 states in the country, with a total of 45,576 deaths and 1.4 million injuries, according to the latest health bulletin.