RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Another 3,000 liters of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) needed for CoronaVac production landed in São Paulo on May 25. The Butantan Institute will produce 5 million vaccine doses with the raw material. Deliveries of finished doses are scheduled for June.
The raw materials are shipped by Sinovac biopharmaceutical company and undergo bottling, labeling, packaging and quality control processes in Brazil.
According to the São Paulo state government, the whole process takes, on average, 15 to 20 days. Once ready, the doses are delivered to the Ministry of Health's National Immunization Program . . .