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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Sunda, January 17th, approved emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech and Britain’s AstraZeneca, kicking off immunizations as the pandemic enters a deadly second wave.

Minutes after Anvisa’s board voted unanimously to approve both vaccines, Monica Calazans, a 54-year-old Black nurse in São Paulo, became the first person to be inoculated in Brazil, receiving the . . .

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