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Brazil suspends production of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine

By Wesley Oliveira

Brazil suspended production of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine without much fanfare in October last year.

The information, however, gained more evidence this week after posts were published on social networks.

The vaccine was made by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz).

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the Jair Bolsonaro government signed a partnership with AstraZeneca for the product to be developed in Brazil.

In 2022, however, the Ministry of Health (MS) did not renew the contract.

Sought by Revista Oeste, Fiocruz said AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine production was suspended due to "low demand."

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