The head of the Brazilian Ministry of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, previously announced the arrival of the first 100 million doses of the Pfizer drug in the country before the end of the month.
The Brazilian Ministry of Health is in talks with the US Company Pfizer to purchase an additional 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine. This was announced on Wednesday by the head of the department, Marcelo Queiroga.
“We have made significant progress in negotiations with Pfizer on a new contract to purchase an additional 100 million doses of the vaccine for delivery in 2022,” he said during a press conference. In the middle of this month, Quieroga announced the arrival in Brazil by the end of the month of the first batch of Pfizer’s drug under the previously signed contract for the supply of 100 million doses.
Vaccination against coronavirus began in Brazil on January 18. As part of the vaccination campaign, drugs from AstraZeneca and Sinovac Biotech are used. More than 9 million people have already been vaccinated with both doses of the vaccine, and another 24.8 million have been given one. According to the Ministry of Health, about 1.5 million people who received the first dose were not vaccinated with the second drug component
The first case of coronavirus infection in Brazil was confirmed on February 26 last year. The country ranks third in the world after the United States and India in the number of infected people (over 14.1 million people). The number of deaths (more than 381 thousand).) It is second only to the United States.