The governor of São Paulo João Doria (PSDB) said on Thursday (3) in an interview that the immunization of the population of São Paulo against Covid-19 will begin in January and should be completed by February. However, the government has not presented a plan for what vaccination will look like in early 2021.
Doria also said he was outraged by the federal government's vaccination plan, which is expected to start only in March. "If the Ministry of Health has the judgment, competence, and vision that the vaccine should be for all Brazilians, it could also offer to immunize the Brazilian population in São Paulo and other states in the country."
The state of São Paulo, in partnership with the Butantan Institute, has an agreement for import and production in the country of the Coronavac vaccine, produced by the Chinese company Sinovac. The vaccine is not on the schedule presented by the federal government.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon