Colombia becomes first country in the Americas to receive COVAX shots

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    #Colombia on Monday became the first country in the Americas to receive a delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech #COVID-19 vaccine through the global #COVAX scheme that aims to ensure poorer countries are not left behind in the global immunization drive.

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