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Brazil Senate approves bill to speed up COVID-19 vaccine purchases

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s Senate approved legislation on Tuesday, March 2nd, that will accelerate vaccine purchases for the country’s slow COVID-19 inoculation program and the proposal will now pass to President Jair Bolsonaro for his signature.

The bill allows the emergency use of vaccines that have been approved by the  health authorities of the United States, Britain, Canada, Japan, China, South Korea, Russia, and Argentina.

This would allow immediate use of shots by Pfizer and J&J’s Janssen unit, as well as the Russian vaccine to be produced by a Brazilian company . . .

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