Brazil's Bolsonaro says nobody will be forced to have coronavirus vaccine - (Global News via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said that nobody will be forced to have a COVID-19 vaccine once it is developed, as reported by Global News.

  • The comments come after the country’s government earmarked 1.9 billion reais ($346 million) in funding to purchase and eventually produce 100 million doses of a potential vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

  • Meanwhile, the Sao Paulo state government is also working on a vaccine candidate with Sinovac Biotech. 

  • The country hopes distribution of either vaccine can start at the beginning of next year. 

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