An employee holds a vial containing Sinovac Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine at the Butantan biomedical production centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil in January. Photo: Reuters
An employee holds a vial containing Sinovac Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine at the Butantan biomedical production centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil in January. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Brazil’s Butantan Institute to sell Sinovac shots abroad after Jair Bolsonaro rebuffs ‘Chinese vaccine’

  • The institute is in talks to supply locally manufactured doses to other nations in South America and Africa, as the federal government has not ordered more
  • Butantan is producing the shot using inputs imported from China, but it aims to complete a factory for 100 per cent local production by early next year

An employee holds a vial containing Sinovac Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine at the Butantan biomedical production centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil in January. Photo: Reuters
An employee holds a vial containing Sinovac Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine at the Butantan biomedical production centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil in January. Photo: Reuters
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