Butantan receives inputs for the production of 20 million doses of CoronaVac – Prime Time Zone

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In all, 12 thousand liters of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient landed at Guarulhos International Airport this Tuesday,13

YURI MURAKAMI/FOTOArena/ESTADÃO CONTENTAmount will be used for the production of 20 million doses of vaccines, which must be delivered to the Ministry of Health within 15 days

O Butantan Institute received on the morning of Tuesday, 13, a new batch of the IFA, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient, for the production of doses of CoronaVac, vaccine against Covid-19 produced by the institution in partnership with the Chinese Sinovac. In all, 12 thousand liters of the compound landed at Guarulhos International Airport from a plane coming from the China. The amount will be used to produce 20 million doses of vaccines, which must be delivered to the Ministry of Health within 15 days. Initially, the forecast is that the delivery of 100 million doses of vaccine to the National Immunization Program (PNI) would be completed by the end of September. However, Butantan advanced the calendar and should complete the transfers by the end of August. The state governor, João Doria, accompanied the delivery along with the state secretary of Health, Jean Gorinchteyn, and the coordinator of the state immunization program, Regiane de Paula. This Wednesday, the 14th, Butantan resumes the delivery of CoronaVac with the inputs received in June.

*With information from reporter Beatriz Manfredini