Brazil Suspends 12 Million Doses of China’s Sinovac Vaccine

An employee handles vials containing CoronaVac, Sinovac Biotech's vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Butantan biomedical center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Jan. 12, 2021. (Amanda Perobelli/Reuters)
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The Brazilian health regulator suspended the use of over 12 million doses of Chinese-made vaccines on Sept. 4 over being produced in an unauthorized plant, according to an official statement. Authorities said the ban was “a precautionary measure” to prevent “possible imminent risk.” “The manufacturing unit … was not inspected and was not approved by Anvisa in the authorization of emergency use of the mentioned vaccine,” the country’s federal
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