BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday the federal government would buy whatever COVID-19 vaccine is approved by the Health Ministry and certified by the country’s regulator, Anvisa.
Earlier on Monday, a Pfizer spokesman told Reuters that the Brazilian government was in talks with the company to buy its experimental COVID-19 vaccine for inclusion in Brazil’s national vaccination program. Pfizer on Monday reported that based on initial trial results its vaccine is more than 90% effective.
Reporting by Ricardo Brito; writing by Stephen Eisenhammer; Editing by Leslie Adler
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