Venezuela receives 3.1 million anticovid vaccines through Covax | News
Venezuela received a new shipment with 3.1 million Chinese vaccines against Covid-19 acquired through the Covax mechanism.
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Through its account on the social network Twitter, the Venezuelan Ministry of Health specified on Monday that 3,100,800 vaccines had arrived in the country “to strengthen the Plan to Reinforce Immunization against Coronavirus.”
According to the Deputy Minister of Resources, Technology and Regulation, Gerardo Briceño, “with this fifth delivery we reach more than 12 million vaccines, which is 100 percent of the first acquisition of vaccines made by the country from the Covax mechanism.”
In addition, he indicated that Venezuela made a great effort to “unlock some funds to be able to pay the Covax mechanism and bring these vaccines” with the aim of protecting the entire population against the coronavirus.
The Vice Minister of Health reiterated that “the vaccines that are arriving at this time are going to be used for the immunization of the booster vaccine” and recalled that the South American nation also has other doses such as the Russian Sputnik V and Sputnik Light, and the Cubans Abdala and Soberana 02.
Today a fifth shipment of 3.1 million vaccines against influenza arrived in Venezuela. #COVID19 through the COVAX mechanism.
The arrival of these new doses of Sinopharm vaccines will contribute to the country’s strategy against the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/4Angzhmmf1
– UNICEF Venezuela (@unicefvenezuela)
January 17, 2022
“We have all the vaccines for our population, both for the primary scheme and for the booster,” Briceño emphasized, adding that they plan to acquire another 6.5 million more vaccines “with some remaining funds from Covax that will arrive in the country soon.”
In 2021, the Venezuelan government denounced at the time that payments made to the Covax mechanism for the acquisition of vaccines against Covid-19 were blocked, indicating that this action was an example of “the imposition of hegemonic power” in the midst of the pandemic. .