Brazil begins COVID vaccines for children aged 5-11 despite Bolsonaro objection

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Children in Brazil aged five to 11 are now receiving COVID-19 vaccine jabs – after a month of political wrangling.

The vaccines were approved by the government health regulatory agency, ANVISA, in December 2021, but President Jair Bolsonaro and his government have delayed the process.

A recent poll says eight out of 10 Brazilians are in favor of the COVID-19 vaccine, despite political preferences and fake news.

Al Jazeera’s Monica Yanakiev reports.

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