On Sunday (3), Brazil receives more than 3 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer against COVID-19. With the arrival of this shipment, the pharmacist completes 100 million doses From the immunization agent delivered to the state, the amount stipulated in the company’s first contract with the federal government.
Three batches arrived in the country in the morning, all on flights to Viracopos Airport in Campinas (SP). The first shipment was delivered at 5:35 AM and brought 520,650 doses.
At 6 a.m., a plane carrying 1,521,000 doses landed. This batch was supposed to be delivered last Friday (1), but there was a reprogramming by Pfizer itself.
The third plane carrying 854,100 immunization devices landed at 7:30 am. Initially, expectations were that the last shipment of the day, with more than 1,140,750 doses, would be received at 4:30 p.m. In the middle of the afternoon, the company informed that the batch would be delivered next week, with no specific date set yet.
With the arrival of these shipments, Pfizer will have delivered 10.5 million doses in one week. The contract between the company and the federal government was signed in March and 100 million doses had been made available by September 30. The pharmaceutical company produces the fortifying agent in partnership with BioNTech.
In a statement, Pfizer reported that there were no delivery delays and that the schedule set up with the Department of Health had been met. “Some weeks of delivery occur during the transition from month to month. When this happens, batches scheduled for the last week of the month may end up being delivered in the first days of the following month,” the pharmacist said.
A total of 200 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine are expected to be delivered by the end of 2021, as stipulated in the contract. “We are working with the Ministry of Health on the necessary steps for deliveries to take place according to the estimated schedule,” the company said.
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