A nurse puts down a syringe with COVID-19 vaccine in Madrid. | SERGIO PEREZ

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Spain will receive just over 1.8 million doses of AstraZeneca's recently approved COVID-19 vaccine in February, Health Minister Carolina Darias told a news conference on Wednesday.

A technical committee is set to decide on Thursday whether or not to recommend the AstraZeneca shot be administered to elderly people, Darias added.