Number of the week

200,000 jabs on São Paulo’s ‘Vaccine D-Day’

Delayed second doses of Covid-19 vaccines will be delivered on June 5

vaccine line são Paulo
Vaccine line in São Paulo. Photo: Nelson Antoine/Shutterstock

Welcome to “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps us understand what is going on in Brazil. This week, the effort by the city of São Paulo to make up for delays in CoronaVac booster shots, in what the local government is calling a ‘vaccine D-Day.’

shots in one day

Brazil’s vaccination effort has been carried out in fits and spurts, with multiple hiccups along the way interrupting rollouts on multiple occasions. By last week, an estimated 5 million people across the country had missed the recommended deadline to get their second dose of the...

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