Brazil’s private clinics seek deal for Indian COVID vaccine | Daily News

Brazil’s private clinics seek deal for Indian COVID vaccine

COVAXIN, India’s first indigenous vaccine against Coronavirus.
COVAXIN, India’s first indigenous vaccine against Coronavirus.

BRAZIL: A Brazilian association of private health clinics said Sunday it was negotiating with Indian pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech to buy five million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, which India has just authorized for emergency use.

The Brazilian Association of Vaccine Clinics (ABCVAC) confirmed on its website it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian firm to purchase its Covaxin vaccine, which is currently in the final stage of clinical trials.

Any final deal would be subject to approval by Brazil's health regulator, Anvisa, which has yet to approve any vaccines against the new coronavirus.

Brazil is meanwhile struggling to get its vaccination campaign off the ground, amid political squabbling and vaccine skepticism from Bolsonaro.

The Government has secured 100 million doses of the Oxford vaccine but has yet to get regulatory approval or acquire the necessary syringes.- AFP