BRAZIL STARTS VACCINATIONS AMID RISING IN COVID-19 CASES AND NEW VARIANTS


20/01/2021




Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- CoronaVac and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines developed against the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) have started vaccination practices after consenting to its emergency use in the country, The National Health Surveillance Agency or ANVISA (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária) said.

Terezinha de Conceiçao, 80, and Dulcineia da Silva, a 59-year-old nurse, were the first to be vaccinated in the country.

Several officials, religious leaders, and members of the press have joined the country's vaccination campaign.

The first Covid-19 vaccine in the country was given to Monica Calazans, 54, an intensive care nurse.

Sao Paulo State Governor Joao Doria posted on his Twitter account and said: "Monica Calazans: Woman, black, nurse, lives in the Eastern District of Sao Paulo, the first person in Brazil to be vaccinated. It represents not only the heroes who fought the epidemic on the front side but also the people of Brazil,"


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