Brazil Weekly

First coronavirus vaccines give Brazil reason for hope

This week, our main topic is the regulatory clearance of two coronavirus vaccines that will kickstart Brazil’s immunization campaign.

Brazil finally starts vaccinating citizens

After 8.5 million Covid-19 infections and nearly 210,000 deaths, Brazil managed to administer its first doses of coronavirus vaccines. On Sunday, federal regulatory agency Anvisa approved two vaccines for emergency use: one by AstraZeneca and the other by China’s Sinovac. Moments later, Governor João Doria of São Paulo held a ceremony and vaccinated people from at-risk groups.

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