There was an increase of 65% over the forecast for the period between February 5 and March 5; doses will go to the National Immunization Program
Governor João Doria announced on Tuesday (23), in a press conference held at the Butantan Institute, the start of sending new shipments of doses of the vaccine against the new coronavirus to the National Immunization Program (PNI) of the Ministry of Health. In total , there will be 5.6 million doses in the period from February 5 to March 5, 65% more than the volume initially forecast.
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“The Butantan Institute today leads the distribution of vaccines in the country. Until April 30, Brazil will receive 46 million doses of the vaccine and, until August 30, another 54 million doses of the Butantan vaccine. By August 30, we will have delivered 100 million doses of the Butantan vaccine, ”said Governor João Doria.
This Tuesday (23), the Butantan Institute will distribute 1.2 million doses and, tomorrow (24), another 900 thousand vials of the vaccine will be delivered. For February 25, 26 and 28, 600 thousand daily doses are still expected. Thus, from today until Sunday, São Paulo will supply a total of 3.9 million doses to the PNI.
At the beginning of March, the IB will make available an additional 1.7 million vaccines for the country’s immunization, with shipments of 600 thousand doses scheduled for March 2, 500 thousand for March 4 and 600 thousand for March 5 . In the total sum, there will be 5.6 million bottles from today until March 5 (check table).
On February 5, Butantan had already distributed 1.1 million doses. Therefore, in the period of one month, between 02/05 and 05/03, the institute will supply a total of 6.7 million vaccines. Added to the batch of 8.7 million delivered in January, there are already 15.4 million doses for vaccination of Brazilians across the country.
The doses sent today are part of the batch of immunizers packaged in Butantan with the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (IFA) sent by Sinovac Life Science, from China. The Institute has already delivered what corresponds to 90% of all vaccines used in the country’s public network and has been creating a task force to continue filling, at an accelerated pace, doses for delivery to the PNI. One of Butantan’s actions was, for example, to double its staff to meet the urgency needed for the moment.
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The state of São Paulo surpassed the mark of 2 million vaccinations against the coronavirus at 18h17 last Sunday (21). This Tuesday morning, the Vaccinometer indicated 2,070,040 vaccines applied, with 1,665,803 of the first dose and another 407,237 for the second dose. Vaccination by municipality can be followed in real time on the Government Portal: https://vacinaja.sp.gov.br/vacinometro/.