Vaccination Will Start in the Nick of Time across Brazil, Says Pazuello, without Giving Date and Time

Minister made a statement on a visit to Manaus, which is experiencing a new wave of cases and deaths by Covid-19

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Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said on Monday (11) that states will receive vaccines "three or four days" after authorization by Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) to start immunization against Covid-19. He made the statement in Manaus.

MANAUS, AM, 11-1-2021, Eduardo Pazuello (Foto: Euzivaldo Queiroz/Ministerio da Saude )

"Vaccination will start on D-day, at H-hour in Brazil. Three or four days after that authorization is made [by Anvisa], the vaccine will be in the states and municipalities to start vaccination in Brazil. Priority will be the whole of Brazil. We will be an example for the world," he affirmed.

The Ministry of Health had already informed last Saturday (9) that all vaccine doses against Covid-19 wouldbe distributed exclusively by SUS (Unified Health System) to all states simultaneously. He reiterated that the vaccination will not be mandatory, as defended by President Jair Bolsonaro (no party).

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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