Federal Government reaches agreement with Pfizer and Janssen to acquire 138 million vaccines – Prime Time Zone

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Information was released by President Jair Bolsonaro on social networks this Friday, 19; according to government, country has already guaranteed 562 million doses of immunizers

EFE / EPA / VICTORIA JONES / POOL – 12/09/20Brazil to acquire 100 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

THE Federal government this week signed two agreements with pharmaceutical companies Pfizer – which develops immunizers against Covid-19 in partnership with the German BioNTech – and Janssen – pharmaceutical arm of Johnson & Johnson – to acquire 138 million doses of vaccines for Brazil still in 2021. The announcement was made by President Jair Bolsonaro in a short message along with a video of the delivery of the first batch of vaccines produced in the national territory through the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). The announcement of the forecast signing of contracts with the two pharmaceutical companies had been made by Minister Eduardo Pazuello at a press conference last Monday, 15; at the time, he said that 100 million doses would be from Pfizer and the other 38 million from Janssen.

In Brazil, the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine has the definitive registration granted by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) since the end of February. The Janssen immunizer, which is applied in a single dose, was approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), but has still been analyzed by Anvisa. All vaccines are scheduled for the second half of 2021. “Brazil has already guaranteed more than 562 million doses of vaccines against Covid-19 by the end of 2021,” said a publication by President Jair Bolsonaro.