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Brazil in talks for 63 million Moderna COVID-19 shots by January 2022: document

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s Health Ministry is in talks to receive 13 million doses of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine in 2021, plus an additional 50 million for delivery by the end of January 2022, according to a ministry document seen by Reuters.

An initial 1 million Moderna shots would arrive by the end of July, according to the document, which was delivered to senators by a ministry official discussing immunization plans with lawmakers.

The ministry’s tentative vaccine schedule reflects growing concern in Brasilia about the scale of the pandemic in Brazil.

President Jair Bolsonaro’s . . .

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