Brazilian Government in Advanced Talks to buy 70 Million Doses of Pfizer Vaccine

The Brazilian government is currently in advanced talks with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to buy 70 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine and a Memorandum of Intent could be signed later this week.

The Brazilian government is currently in advanced talks with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to buy 70 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine and a Memorandum of Intent could be signed later this week.

During a Tuesday morning press conference in Brasilia, Health Minister Eduardo Pazzuello told local reporters that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro could sign the official agreement with Pfizer anytime soon. 

Pazzuello added that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by this company and BioNTech, whose final trial results showed it had a 95 percent success rate and no serious side effects, will be delivered in 2021.

On Monday night, the conservative leader announced that his government will offer the COVID-19 vaccines to every single Brazilian without any cost or obligation, once the country’s health regulator Anvisa gives it scientific and legal approval.

President Bolsonaro also said that the economy ministry has pledged there will be no shortage of resources for those who want a vaccine to get one.


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