Governors have a meeting scheduled on Tuesday (8) with Minister Eduardo Pazuello (Health). They expect the federal government to announce its commitment to adopt multiple vaccines to immunize the population against Covid-19.
So far, the Ministry of Health has bet on the vaccine produced by the AstraZeneca laboratory, to be manufactured at Fiocruz. But the vaccine will only be ready in March.
João Doria (PSDB-SP) announced that the coronavac vaccination, produced by the Chinese Sinopec at Instituto Butantan, should start in January. This week, the United Kingdom starts mass immunization with the American Pfizer.
In the face of advances on other fronts, governors pressure Pazuello to buy vaccines from other laboratories, which is the target of resistance from Jair Bolsonaro, who has already declared that Brazil would not buy the Chinese vaccine.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon