A Turkish Cargo flight carrying the country's first 120,000 doses of CoronaVac, the coronavirus vaccine developed by the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech, landed in Sao Paulo on Thursday.
The vaccines were transported in seven refrigerated containers that are now stored in an undisclosed warehouse and are part of a batch total of 46 million due to be delivered by January.
«This is one of the vaccines that will help millions of Brazilian lives. We are here to receive this first lot of 120,000 doses, six million by the end of December, and 46 million by January. We will bring other vaccines also. This vaccine can bring back normality to the country,» said Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria.
The vaccines are being imported as part of an effort to be ready once the nation's approval authority, Anvisa, approves the vaccines, which could be in either December or January.
Turkish Cargo have significant experience carrying medical cargo, as they have already transported over 40,000 tonnes of medical products and equipment this year alone.