Brazil is buying an additional 100 million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, doubling the number of shots from the company. They will be delivered between September and December, the health ministry said in a statement on Tuesday night local time.
Brazil has recorded the second-deadliest outbreak of coronavirus in the world and continues to average more than 2,000 deaths per day. More than 425,000 people have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the ministry.
About 15% of Brazil’s population has received at least one dose of vaccine, according to the ministry, far less than most European and North American