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Brazil private sector may be allowed to buy COVID-19 vaccines, says Senate leader

BRASILIA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate PresidentRodrigo Pacheco said on Monday that the private sector may beallowed to directly purchase COVID-19 vaccines from laboratorieson condition that they meet certain parameters.

In a press conference after meeting with Health MinisterEduardo Pazuello, Pacheco said that the purchases would have tobe in accordance with the National Immunization Program.(Reporting by Ricardo BritoWriting by Jamie McGeever; editing by Stephen Eisenhammer)