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Fed’s Powell says he has received one dose of coronavirus vaccine

FILE PHOTO: Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington

(Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on Wednesday that he has been vaccinated once against the coronavirus.

Powell, 67, has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, he told reporters during a news conference after the end of the U.S. central bank’s latest two-day policy meeting.

The Fed’s policy-setting committee voted to leave the central bank’s key overnight interest rate near zero and to keep purchasing $120 billion in bonds each month to support the economy.

(Reporting by Jonnelle Marte; Editing by Paul Simao and Chizu Nomiyama)

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