Brazil governors demand diverse vaccine supply amid access concerns - (NASDAQ via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Brazilian governors met with the country's health minister Eduardo Pazuello to demand broad access to COVID-19 vaccines amid concerns the federal government will fail to secure a diverse supply of potential candidates, as reported in NASDAQ.

  • In a statement after the meeting, Pazuello said that the federal government would acquire any effective vaccine approved by the health regulator Anvisa.

  • He added that Brazil's vaccination program was expected to begin at the end of February.

  • Before the meeting, Maranhão Governor Flavio Dino said he was seeking a court injunction to allow Brazilian states to buy COVID-19 vaccines that have not been approved by Anvisa, provided they were registered by regulators elsewhere such as the US, the EU, Japan or China.

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