The vaccination campaign began in Argentina last week Source: LA NACION – Credit: Santiago Hafford
He added, “The vaccination campaign in the country began last week Argentina is already one of the most vaccinated countries in the world, ” This afternoon the Chief of Staff said, Santiago Caveiro, At the press conference announcing the new restrictions due to the increase in coronavirus cases in the country.
We are at a pivotal moment: The vaccination campaign begins, but at the same time we must continue to take care of ourselves, ” Express well.
The prime minister’s comments left a question: Is Argentina really one of the most advanced countries in the vaccination campaign? The answer is no.
According to the statistics website Our World in Data, the country that applied the most vaccines to its population is Israel, With a clear difference from the rest of the world. 19.55 doses were used for every hundred people. The second is The United Arab Emirates (9.52) and after that the two seas (4,25). Argentina is 21st, at 0.09 doses per 100 people.
According to a report released by the government this week, in the first week of the campaign, About 40,000 people in the country have received the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
In absolute numbers of doses applied, according to our world in the data, Argentina ranks 17th. In total, 17.5 million people received a dose worldwide. First you will find out United State, With 5.92 million applications, a number that is highly questionable in a country of 328 million people. follow him China (4.5 million), Israel (1.69 million) and United kingdom (1.3 million).
The first vaccinations
Vaccination began in Argentina on December 29 across the country and in this first phase vaccination is directed Only for health workers.
Of the 300,000 doses that arrived in the country from Russia on December 24, 146,250 were distributed first. Delivery of the rest of 153,450 began last Wednesday.
Meanwhile, a new Argentine Airlines flight will depart next week for Moscow to The search for 300,000 vaccines of the second and last dose That completes the first shipment. And “before the end of the month”, according to the President of the Republic, another will arrive 5 million doses of the same vaccine, intended not only for health workers but also for security personnel, high-risk groups and other materials considered essential.
In addition to Sputnik V vaccines, the government hopes to speed up the arrival of the 1.4 million vaccines produced by the Chinese company Sinopharm And so are these AstraZeneca in association with the University of Oxford Argentina and Mexico cooperated.
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