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Spain to donate 15 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses via COVAX

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A vial containing doses of the Moderna vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and empty syringes are seen at a vaccination centre in Ronda, Spain June 9, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

MADRID, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Spain will donate 7.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Latin America and the Caribbean and a further 7.5 million to sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Europe, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday.

The latest pledge increases Spain's overall commitment to the COVAX vaccine sharing programme to 30 million doses, Sanchez told reporters before appearing at the U.N General Assembly in New York.

Reporting by Nathan Allen Editing by Gareth Jones

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