Vaccination against Covid Could Start almost Immediately after Approval by Anvisa, Says Pfizer

Company commits to delivering vaccination once approved by government


The president of Pfizer in Brazil, Carlos Murillo, said vaccination could start almost immediately after an emergency registration by Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency).

Murillo believes that, depending on the progress of conversations and analysis by Brazilian agencies, the vaccination process could start in January.

"We are working to start vaccinating almost immediately after receiving emergency use approval from Anvisa," he said, citing that, in the case of the United Kingdom, health authorization was given last week, and vaccination started on Tuesday ( 8).

Margaret Keenan, 90, is the first patient in Britain to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at University Hospital, administered by nurse May Parsons, at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the British history, in Coventry, Britain December 8, 2020. Britain is the first country in the world to start vaccinating people with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Jacob King/Pool via REUTERS - REUTERS

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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