USA donates 3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Brazil – Portugal (Brasil)

Estados Unidos doam 3 milhões de doses de vacinas covid-19 ao Brasil

Brazil receives Promote over 3 million doses of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, donated by the United States Government. A portion of the donation (just over 2 million doses) arrived in the country this Friday (25) via Viracopos Airport in Campinas (SP). The health minister, Marcelo Quiroga, and the US ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman, were on site to receive vaccination agents and strengthen the partnership between the two countries in the fight against the health crisis.

Quiroga highlighted that the Brazilian government has acted and is committed to the interests and bilateral relations between the two countries. “These vaccines are part of the effort we are making to guarantee the vaccination of the Brazilian population. By September, 160 million Brazilians should have a dose of hope in their arms. And with donations from the US government, we will give hope to our people”, the minister highlighted on receiving the batch of vaccination agents.

The second consignment, with over 942,000 doses, will arrive in Brazil this Saturday (26), at 6:30 a.m.. The vaccines are being brought in by Azul Linhas Ares, who takes them free of charge. In the coming days, the doses donated by the US government will be distributed by the Ministry of Health to all states and DF.

As a single dose, the North American donation represents more than 3 million Brazilians who are immunized against the coronavirus. With this, the National Immunization Campaign of the Ministry of Health has intensified even more in the coming days.

With information from the Ministry of Health

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