The governor of São Paulo, João Doria (PSDB), is going to Brasília this Wednesday (21st) to discuss the sale of 100 million doses of the vaccine developed by the Chinese laboratory Sinovac to the federal government.
He will meet with members of the Ministry of Health and the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA).
The unit cost of the vaccine reaches ten dollars, equivalent to the others that are under development, according to Diário do Poder.
According to the website, this would require the federal government US $ 1 billion to dispose of the immunizer, equivalent to R $ 5.65 billion.
In the last week, a statement from the Tucano governor has caused confusion. The Ministry of Health presented a schedule for vaccination against Covid-19 that did not include coronavac. Doria accused the Bolsonaro government of “politicizing” the vaccine.
On Tuesday, however, the Ministry’s advisory said that Pazuello did not rule out any possibility and remains in contact with Butantan and other national institutes that seek partnerships with foreign laboratories, as long as they meet all the safety and effectiveness criteria required by Anvisa.
“The immunizer that gets ready first – which means meeting all the safety and efficacy criteria required by Anvisa – will be an option for purchase”, he informed.
With the controversy, Doria said that she will go to Brasília to talk to representatives of the Ministry of Health and Anvisa on a “peace mission”.
“We are going on a peace mission, but with the certainty that we want to have the vaccine for Brazilians in São Paulo and Brazil,” he declared.