Once the first lot arrives in Caracas, the national vaccination campaign will kick off, prioritizing health workers who are on the front line against COVID-19 and the people most vulnerable to the disease.
The next to be vaccinated will be the country's teachers to ensure their return to the classroom and the end of the school year.
Members of 'We Are Venezuela', a governmental movement that distributes aid to victims of the U.S. blockade, will also be vaccinated.
"We want to guarantee that the movement continues visiting house by house, offering protection to victims of the U.S. hostilities," Maduro added.
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