The Vuecruz Foundation (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) reported Thursday that it will take two weeks without providing vaccine doses against the Ministry of Health. COVID-19 Developed by AstraZeneca Packaged by the enterprise due to delays in the arrival of inputs.
Two shipments of IFA (active pharmaceutical ingredient) arrived in Brazil on August 25 and 30, and a new batch on Friday, later than originally scheduled. With the delay in arrival, only the next batches of vaccines are scheduled to be delivered in the week of September 13-17.
“The entire process, from input arrival to vaccine delivery, takes about three weeks, including the vaccine quality control period,” Vucruz said in a statement.
“All the doses related to the batch of API received on 8/25 have already been produced and are in the quality control stage. A portion of the batch received on 8/30 has also been produced. Currently there are 6.1 million doses in the quality control stage and the rest is underway,” he added. production.
Since the beginning of the year, Fiocruz has provided 91.9 million doses of the vaccine to PNI (National Immunization Program), which means a delay in the original forecast of delivery of 100 million doses by July.
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