The national research and education network of Brazil, RNP, mobilized resources in support of a national plan for COVID-19 vaccinations. Severely hit by the global pandemic, passing 250,000 deaths in February 2021, and combating new virus variants, Brazil is urgently pursuing vaccinations.
Here, RNP has stepped in to provide a much-needed overview of scientific infrastructure which can be allocated in support of the national vaccination program. RNP operates and develops the national science infrastructure (PNIPE). The infrastructure covers the science and technology institutes (ICTs) of Brazil. The ICTs have various types of equipment that can be crucial in the vast task of mass vaccination. For instance, freezer capacity is a highly necessary resource.
Submitted by Jane Gifford