Brazil ready to begin COVID-19 vaccinations in Jan, health minister says

Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Updated: 07-01-2021 05:46 IST | Created: 07-01-2021 05:46 IST
Brazil ready to begin COVID-19 vaccinations in Jan, health minister says

Brazil is ready to the country's begin vaccinating its population against COVID-19 this month, Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said on Wednesday, adding the country has assured a total of 354 million vaccine doses for 2021.

Pazuello, who is under pressure for a slow rollout, added that President Jair Bolsonaro had on Wednesday signed a series of executive orders to streamline vaccine operations. He also said the government was in talks with Pfizer to overcome issues over purchasing its vaccine.

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