Brazilian Government Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Plan

The Brazilian government announced on Thursday night its national vaccination rollout plan in order to counter the COVID-19 crisis, set to start early next year.

The Brazilian government announced on Thursday night its national vaccination rollout plan in order to counter the COVID-19 crisis, set to start early next year.

During a ceremony at the Planalto Place in capital Brasilia with President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello showed local reporters what he called a “macro-view” of the strategy to vaccine the Brazilian population. Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa has yet to officially authorize the use of any COVID-19 vaccine in the country.

According to Pazuello, the plan consists of four phases based on priority groups, pointing out that the first three phases will constitute the vaccination of 49,650,255 people and should start in the first week of February.

The priority groups will include the indigenous population, health and educational workers, elderly people over 75 years old, those with pre-existing health conditions, security forces and transport officials and inmates.


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