How is going the vaccination against covid-19 in Latin America?
In December 2020, for millions of families around the world there was no reason to celebrate: the pandemic had claimed, in less than a year, more than 1.8 million lives.
https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/ – However, Christmas came with an image of hope for Latin America, that of the first people to receive the covid-19 vaccine, beginning a new phase in the fight against the deadly virus. Which countries in the region have already started vaccination and when will the rest? Here is a map with the available information.
Maria Irene Ramirez. That’s the name of the first person vaccinated against coronavirus in Latin America, the chief nurse of an intensive care unit at a hospital in Mexico City. He received the first injection of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on December 24. That same day, and in the context of an unprecedented Christmas, vaccination also began in two other countries in the region: Chile and Costa Rica.
In Chile, the first vaccinated was also a health worker, while in Costa Rica vaccination was initiated in one of the population groups most vulnerable to coronavirus: the elderly. The authorities warned that, despite the beginning of the injections, the guard should not be lowered with care.
Days later, on December 29, it was the turn of Argentina. The South American country also began with health personnel. Unlike the other three, Argentina started with the Sputnik V vaccine from Russia.
Days earlier, in line with the initiation of vaccination in the United States, the first injections had begun in Puerto Rico.
What is the vaccination situation in Latin America?
The situation in the other countries is very variable. Some have already announced the date on which the first doses they negotiated will arrive or the months in which they plan to start inoculations. Others have made public details of vaccination strategies or preparations for receiving and storing doses, but without giving specific dates. The plans refer in some cases to vaccines that governments buy directly and in others to vaccines that they expect to receive under the Covax international mechanism, an alliance that seeks to guarantee access to vaccines.
In the map below you can see the situation of each country in the region about vaccination, according to data made public by the authorities. The information refers to the initiation of inoculations with approved vaccines, not to the application of injections in the framework of phase three trials of some of the vaccines in which countries of the region such as Venezuela and Brazil, among others, participated.
Consult the vaccination map in Latin America at: https://infogram.com/vacunacion-en-america-latina-1hmr6g77r0qpo6n
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