Brazil facing vaccine delays despite history of immunization success

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Rio administered its first vaccines at the feet of the Christ the Redeemer statute. Photo: Eliane Carvalho/Shutterstock

Though Brazil vaccinated its first citizens against the coronavirus on Sunday, the country has a long way to go before fully implementing a nationwide immunization campaign. This, despite the fact that Brazil has traditionally been a leading example around the world in how to vaccination efficiency.

In several countries, including the U.S., health officials have run into problems regarding how to distribute, store, and administer vaccines at the desired pace. Meanwhile, Brazil already has 38,000 vaccination clinics — which can reach 50,000 during campaigns — and a network of professionals capable of inoculating the population en masse. All that’s...

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