U.S. to send 3 million J&J COVID-19 vaccine doses to Brazil -White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday will ship 3 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil, the country with the second highest coronavirus death toll in the world, a White House official said on Wednesday.

The shipment - part of Washington's pledge to donate 80 million vaccines - will depart Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on an Azul Airlines flight Thursday evening, bound for Campinas, a city in southeastern Brazil about 100 km (62.14 miles) from Sao Paulo, the official said.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Mary Milliken and Chris Reese)

06/23/2021 21:12

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