U.S. donates three million doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to Brazil

The United States on Thursday will ship 3 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil, the country with the second-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, a White House official said on Wednesday. The shipment – part of Washington’s pledge to donate 80 million vaccines – will depart Fort Lauderdale,… Read More U.S. donates three million doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to Brazil

Brazil signs deal to purchase 100 million doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Brazil has signed a deal with Pfizer Inc to purchase 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday. Brazilian officials have flagged their interest in a deal since President Jair Bolsonaro joined Pfizer executives on a video call last week, burying the hatchet after months… Read More Brazil signs deal to purchase 100 million doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Brazil begins coronavirus vaccination in indigenous Amazon villages

Brazilian military flew medical personnel and 1,000 doses of a Chinese vaccine deep into the Amazon rainforest on Tuesday to start inoculating indigenous people against the coronavirus. Isabel Ticuna, 68, was the first to receive the vaccine in Umariaçu, a village of wooden houses on the banks of the Amazon River. The village is a… Read More Brazil begins coronavirus vaccination in indigenous Amazon villages

Brazil approves emergency use of Sinovac, AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines

Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Sunday approved emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd and Britain’s AstraZeneca, clearing the way for immunizations as the pandemic enters a deadly second wave. Minutes after Anvisa’s board voted unanimously to approve both vaccines, Monica Calazans, a 54-year-old nurse in Sao Paulo, became the first person… Read More Brazil approves emergency use of Sinovac, AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines