Brazil Authorizes Two Coronavirus Vaccines for Emergency Use

Coronavirus vaccination in Brazil
Nurse Monica Calazans receives the first CoronaVac vaccination shot in Brazil. Photo: CNN

The vaccine program for the Coronavirus has been launched in the Latin American country of Brazil. The country’s health regulator has approved the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca-made vaccine and the “CoronaVac” vaccine made by China’s Sinovic, BBC reports.

Brazil is one of the most affected countries in the world as the death and infected in Corona. The united states has the highest number of deaths in the world. Brazil is the only country in the world to have a population of people. And, the country ranks third in the world as a virus-infected country. But, despite the damage done in Corona, Brazil started the vaccination program much late than many neighboring countries.

The vaccine, made by Oxford-Astrazeneca and Sinovic, is being sent to 27 provinces in the country after the Brazilian health regulator received a green signal.

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has not given much attention to the Corona epidemic from the beginning. He has been widely criticized for this. Bolsonaro was recently hit by a second wave of coronavirus in Brazil.

In Brazil, more than 2,09,000 people have died from Coronavirus infection so far. More than 84,00,000 people have been reported infected from Covid-19 in the country.

Brazil has a population of 21.10 crore people. The country’s Health Minister Eduardo Pazuelo said that two local biomedical centers have been allowed to produce vaccines for the large population.

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After getting the emergency treatment of the coronavirus vaccine, 54-year-old nurse Monica Calazans from Sao Paulo received the first dose of the vaccine in Brazil.

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