Brazilian prosecutors call on govt to suspend 20 million-dose deal with India’s Covaxin jab over lack of Phase 3 trial data

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The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Brazil has asked the Federal Audit Court to suspend an order for 20 million doses of the Covaxin Covid-19 jab made by India’s Bharat Biotech, ahead of a vaccine factory inspection next week.

Just one day earlier, Brazil’s health ministry inked a deal with the private Indian firm worth 1.6 billion reais ($290,000), with the first 8 million vaccine doses set to arrive in March.

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