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Brazil to start Covid-19 vaccine rollout in February, health care workers and high-risk groups go first

Brazil's Ministry of Health has announced its national Covid-19 vaccination rollout plan on Wednesday. The country has negotiated a 300 million doses deal with "Fiocruz / AstraZeneca (100.4 million doses) and the COVAX Facility (42.9 million doses)" and will start vaccinating its people in February. Health and educational workers, the indigenous population, elderly people over 75 years old, those with pre-existing health conditions, security forces and transport officials will receive the vaccine first.

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