Machine translation from the Portuguese version. (Not edited.)
Among the vaccines not approved by the Canadian government is CoronaVac, from the Sinovac laboratory.
According to official websites, the Canadian government only authorizes entry into the country of people who have been immunized with AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Among the vaccines not approved by the Canadian government is CoronaVac, from the Sinovac laboratory. In Brazil, the vaccine is being manufactured by the Butantan Institute in partnership with the aforementioned Chinese laboratory. The Brazilian government has acquired, so far, 100 million doses of CoronaVac and around 40 million Brazilians have already been immunized with the vaccine.
In addition to Brazil, 36 countries around the world use CoronaVac. In North America, it is being applied in Mexico and, among the Latin American countries, are Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile.
On June 1 of this year, WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus announced the World Health Organization’s approval of the CoronaVac vaccine for emergency use.
As happens in most countries, the Brazilian population is immunized with the available vaccine, not being allowed to choose a brand or laboratory. Thus, the Canadian citizen, with dual citizenship and being in the period of the pandemic in Brazil, is vaccinated with any of the brands offered by the Brazilian government. How long will Canada’s borders be closed to vaccinated Canadian citizens?
The worst scenario would be to refuse the vaccine, take Covid-19 and spread the pathogen. Or be part of the nearly 600,000 people killed by the disease in Brazil. (09/04/2021)