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Brazil to start COVID vaccinations on January 21, says Senator

Brazil to start COVID vaccinations on January 21, says Senator
Brazil is set to begin vaccinations against COVID-19 on Jan. 21, Senator Nelsinho Trad tweeted on Thursday, citing a conversation with Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello.

FILE PHOTO: An employee inspects vials containing CoronaVac, Sinovac Biotech's vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Butantan biomedical production center in Sao Paulo, Brazil January 12, 2021.President Jair Bolsonaro is under mounting pressure for the slow pace of Brazil’s vaccine rollout.REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil is set to begin vaccinations against COVID-19 on Jan.21, Senator Nelsinho Trad tweeted on Thursday, citing a conversation with Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello.

Reporting by Gabriel Stargardter; editing by John Stonestreet Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.The health ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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