Fiocruz receives this Saturday input for another 6 million doses of vaccine

The shipment will guarantee weekly deliveries of immunizations to the Ministry of Health by July 10

EFE / EPA / JUNG YEON-JE / ArchiveOxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is produced by Fiocruz in Rio

The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) announced this Friday, the 11th, that it will receive this Saturday, the 12th, another batch of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (IFA) used for the production of doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the pharmacist AstraZeneca in partnership with the University of Oxford and manufactured in Brazil by Fiocruz’s Institute of Technology in Immunobiologicals (Bio-Manguinhos). This batch will be enough to manufacture about six million doses of the vaccine, according to Fiocruz. The input must land at 5:50 pm (Brasilia time) at Galeão airport, on Ilha do Governador, north of Rio. The delivery of this shipment will guarantee weekly deliveries of vaccines to the Ministry of Health until July 10th.

This Friday, Fiocruz delivered to the Ministry of Health 2.7 million doses of the vaccine, 137,000 of them destined for the State of Rio de Janeiro. With this shipment, the Foundation reaches about 53.8 million doses delivered to the Ministry. At the request of the Ministry of Health’s Logistics Coordination, weekly deliveries will remain on Fridays and will not go to the warehouse in São Paulo, as previously provided. On Thursday night, more than 900,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine landed at Viracopos Airport to be part of the federal government’s Immunization Plan.

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