Ministry of Health signs contract to purchase 20 ml of Covaxin doses


The Ministry of Health signed, on the afternoon of Thursday (25), a contract for the purchase of 20
million doses of the Covaxin vaccine with Precis Medicamentos / Bharat Biotech, representative of the Indian laboratory in Brazil.

The agreement provides for delivery of immunizers in a staggered manner between the months of March and May.

The total investment was R $ 1.614 billion in the purchase of the vaccine produced in India. The acquisition will allow to further expand the vaccination strategy of Brazilians against Covid-19.

Last week, to speed up the process of buying new doses of vaccines, the Ministry of Health published ordinances dispensing with the use of a bidding process for the purchase of immunizers. The initiative, supported by provisional measure 1.026 / 2021, is a requirement.

According to the Ministry of Health, the first 8 million doses of the immunizer should start arriving in March, in two batches of 4 million to be delivered between 20 and 30 days after signing the contract.

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In April, the federal government expects to receive another 8 million doses of immunizers imported from India, within 45 and 60 days after the purchase is made official. In May, the last batch of doses is expected, with 4 million units.

Distribution

March: 8 million, 4 million + 4 million doses delivered between 20 and 30 days after signing the contract.

April: 8 million, with 4 million + 4 million doses delivered between 45 and 60 days after signing the contract.

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May: 4 million delivered 70 days after signing the contract.

The vaccine against Covid-19 developed by Indian institutes was named Covaxin
Photo: Playback / Bharat Biotech

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