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Brazil to give all adults Covid-19 booster shots

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According to Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga, all Brazilians over the age of 18 will be eligible for booster shots against Covid-19.

“Thanks to the information we have from scientific studies, we have decided to extend the booster shot to everyone over 18 years of age who received the second dose five months ago,” said Queiroga.

Prior to the announcement, only people over the age of 60, those with a weakened immune system, and healthcare workers were eligible for booster shots, according to the Xinhua news agency.

According to Health Ministry data, more than 12.4 million Brazilians are eligible for a booster shot.

As of Tuesday, the ministry reported 21,965,684 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 611,478 deaths from the disease since the country’s pandemic began.

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