Brazil to Receive Second Chinese SinoVac Shipment

Chinese pharmaceutical firm SinoVac will be sending its second shipment to Brazil, state media reported on Wednesday.

Chinese pharmaceutical firm SinoVac will be sending its second COVID-19 vaccine shipment to Brazil, state media reported on Wednesday. 

The firm will ship around 1.91 million doses of the vaccine to Brazil on Thursday. 

SinoVac Biotech public relations director Liu Peicheng said, “This will be the second batch if they’re approved for general use. The first batch of 600L products was packaged in Brazil. 600L corresponds to one million doses. The first 120,000 doses mentioned in the media were actually used for research purposes.”

Meanwhile, São Paulo Governor Joao Doria hopes to immunize his state by January,  Chinese state media earlier reported. São Paulo has the largest number of cases in the country. 

Brazil is still the third country with the largest number of coronavirus cases at 6,970,034 as of Wednesday night, with 42,889 new cases as of Tuesday. 


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