Butantan Will Export Vaccines Made in Brazil Should Government Fail to Purchase Them

The Institution's president Dimas Covas said he sent a letter to the Ministry of Health during the week and expects a reply by the end of this week.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Unless the Ministry of Health exercises its option to purchase an additional 54 million doses of the Coronavac, the Butantan Institute could direct the production of the vaccine against Covid-19 to other countries, the Institution's president Dimas Covas said on Wednesday, January 27th.

The contract signed between the Institute and the Ministry provides for the delivery of 46 million doses by April, with an option of 54 million additional doses to be delivered by mid-year. "The Butantan has commitments, agreements to deliver vaccines to other countries and should Brazil not acquire these 54 . . .

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