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Health Regulator Says Brazil Will Have a Vaccine for June 2021

Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa said on Friday morning that the country expects to have a COVID-19 vaccine approved and ready for use in a national inoculation program by June next year.

Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa said on Friday morning that the country expects to have a COVID-19 vaccine approved and ready for use in a national inoculation program by June next year.

During an interview with O Globo, the head of Anvisa Antonio Barra Torres said that while the agency hasn’t decided on the minimum efficacy to require, Anvisa has already approved vaccines in the past with less than 50 percent effectiveness.

Last week, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro disavowed a decision by his health minister to buy 46 million doses of a vaccine from China’s Sinovac Biotech called CoronaVac, pointing out that ”We will not buy a Chinese vaccine.”

However, Torres said that the agency could register more than one of the four candidates now being tested in Brazil irrespective of their country of origin. ”The origin of the vaccine has no bearing for us, there is no prejudice,” he said.

According to an El Pais report, with the world’s worst outbreak of COVID-19 after the United States and India, Brazil has become a key testing ground and has approved late-stage clinical trials for four vaccines that are under development.

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