The government of São Paulo informed, through a statement, that the inputs for the production of new doses of CoronaVac are ready to ship from China to Brazil. The forecast is that the material will arrive in São Paulo next Wednesday (3).
According to the government, the 5,400 liters of IFA (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) from biopharmaceutical Sinovac Life Sciences are already at Beijing airport, waiting for the final procedures for boarding.
The Butantan Institute estimate is that the input yields about 8.6 million doses of the immunizer against covid-19. However, the exact number will only be known after the production process.
The shipment of 5.4 thousand liters of IFA was confirmed on January 25 after a delay in clearance because of bureaucratic procedures in China.
The production of vaccines against covid-19 in Butantan has been stopped since January 17, because of the lack of inputs. The institute has not yet confirmed the exact date of resumption of activity, but believes it will need 20 days to release the lot for distribution.