Exclusive: Brazil in talks for 63 million Moderna COVID-19 shots by Jan 2022 - document


FILE PHOTO: A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is seen at a vaccination center in Calais as part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign in France, March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Health Ministry is in talks to receive 13 million doses of Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine in 2021, plus an additional 50 million for delivery by the end of January 2022, according to a ministry document seen by Reuters.

An initial 1 million Moderna shots would arrive by the end of July, according to the document, which was delivered to senators by a ministry official discussing immunization plans with lawmakers.

(Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Writing by Gabriel Stargardter; Editing by Brad Haynes)

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