The Ministry of Health announced this Wednesday (21) that it has increased to 63.3 million the forecast of vaccine doses against covid-19 that must be delivered in August by the contracted laboratories. The previous forecast was 60.5 million units.
According to the folder, the new projection represents an increase of more than 50% compared to July, when the country should receive 40.4 million doses.
This Wednesday, the ministry confirmed that it received from the Butantan Institute another 1.5 million doses of Coronavac. The immunizers will be included in the National Immunization Program (PNI) and distributed to the states and the Federal District.
In addition to the vaccines received, the institute increased its expected delivery for the next month from 15 million to 20 million doses. The delivery of Pfizer immunizers was also expanded, from 32.5 million to 33.3 million.
In addition to these doses, Brazil will also count on the delivery of 10 million doses of AstraZeneca, produced by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz).
According to the folder, 164 million doses of all vaccines against covid-19 that are part of the PNI were distributed to the states. Of the total, 126.6 million were applied, being 91.4 million of the first dose and 35.1 million of the second dose and single dose.
According to the ministry, the number of people who received the first dose represents more than half of the target population (57%) of 160 million people over 18 in Brazil. Who is with full immunization (2nd dose or single dose) represents 21.7% of the target population.
through the vaccine Ministry of Health, the population can follow the progress of vaccination in all states.
✅ Great news: in August we should receive +63 MILLION vaccine doses #Covid-19 of contracted laboratories. The forecast is for the following to be delivered:
✔️ 10 million doses AstraZeneca/Fiocruz
✔️ 20 million doses of Coronavac/Butantan
✔️ 33.3 million doses from Pfizer
— Marcelo Queiroga (@mqueiroga2) July 21, 2021
* Contributed by André Richter
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