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COVID-19: Brazil receives more than 1.5 million doses of vaccine from Pfizer

COVID-19: Brazil receives more than 1.5 million doses of vaccine from Pfizer

A plane carrying a new shipment of ComiRNaty vaccines, from Pfizer/BioNTech, landed around 14:00 on Saturday (4) at Viracopos Airport, in Campinas, in the interior of São Paulo. According to Pfizer, which has 1.52 million doses, this was the 63 batch of vaccines against COVID-19 that were sent to Brazil.

Pfizer’s immunizing agent is applied in two doses.

This batch was scheduled to arrive in Brazil on Friday (3), but according to Pfizer, due to logistical reasons, the flight has been rescheduled to today.

The Ministry of Health informed that the distribution of these doses will take place in the coming days. Since the start of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Brazil, the ministry has reported that it has distributed to states and the Federal District more than 55.2 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

According to the ministry, more than 253.7 million doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have already been allocated across Brazil. These include the Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca/Oxford/Fiocruz and CoronaVac/Butantan/Sinovac vaccines, which are given in two doses, and the Janssen vaccine, which is given in a single dose.

Also, according to the ministry, more than 133.5 million Brazilians have received at least the first dose, and 65.6 million have been fully vaccinated with two or one doses.

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