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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Bloomberg) Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica started administering Latin America’s first Covid-19 vaccines Thursday, December 24th, as the region hardest hit by the disease seeks relief from the pandemic.

The first injection was broadcast live from a hospital in Mexico and shown during President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s daily press briefing. It was administered to the head of nursing at an ICU unit in Mexico City’s General Hospital. In Chile, the government selected five health workers for vaccination, which was also televised. Costa Rica started its vaccination campaign on Thursday as well . . .

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