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Spain expects to start COVID-19 vaccination as early as Jan 4 or 5

Spain's Health Minister Salvador Illa attends a news conference at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain expects to start vaccinating people against the coronavirus as early as Jan. 4 or 5 if the European Medicines Agency gives the green light to a vaccine on Dec. 29, health minister Salvador Illa said on Monday.

Spain plans to vaccinate elderly residents and staff in nursing homes first, then health workers and other vulnerable people.

(Reporting by Emma Pinedo, Editing by Inti Landauro and Andrew Heavens)

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