RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Arnaldo Correia de Medeiros, the Health Regulatory Secretary of the Ministry of Health, said yesterday that the government has now ordered 100 million units of the Oxford vaccine against Covid-19, which is in its third and final testing stage.

If immunization proves effective and safe, the first batch - of 15 million vaccines - should reach Brazil in December this year.

"The first batch is scheduled to arrive in December and the second batch in January. Very soon, if all goes well, we will have the vaccine in December with the help of God and the effort . . .

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