Cristiana Toscano, a professor at the Federal University of Gois and the only Brazilian and Latin American specialist in the WHO Strategic Advisory Group on covid-19 immunization, does not believe in the coronavirus vaccine in December or January.
The BBC, in a long interview published today, summarized:.
Hopefully, the first preliminary vaccine evaluations will begin in December. Anvisa will take at least a month to analyze registration requests. After that, you have all the quality control, which is mandatory in every batch. Below is the distribution process for the tens of thousands of healthcare places in Brazil. It doesn’t happen overnight. Realistically, the vaccination will not happen in December or January.