A new shipment of 549,600 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines donated by Canada through the COVAX Mechanism, the global initiative for fair access to vaccines against the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has arrived in the country. Thus, Argentina has 6,8257,645 doses to continue progress in immunizing the population.
Last night the shipment arrived at Ezeiza International Airport on LAN Cargo Flight UC1101 and was received by the Director of International Relations of the country’s Ministry of Health Carla Moretti; Canadian Ambassador to Argentina, David Usher, Political Adviser to the Canadian Embassy, Daniel Arsino; International Adviser to Health Systems and Services at the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. Javier Uribe and UNICEF Deputy Representative in Argentina, Olga Isabel Isaza.
These vaccines come in addition to a batch of 200,000 doses from CanSino received yesterday, as well as 3072,000 doses of Sinopharm that arrived in the country between Friday and Saturday, and a batch of 183,625 units of Sputnik V component 2 delivered Friday by the lab. Richmond.
Thus, Argentina has listed more than 4 million doses in recent days which will allow the strategic vaccination plan against COVID-19 that the national government is promoting across the country to continue expanding.
Since the start of the campaign, the country has received 68,257,645 vaccines. Of this total, 28,856,000 correspond to Sinopharm, 14,234,820 belong to Sputnik V (9775,655 to component 1, and 4,459,165 to component 2), and 3,129,125 to Sputnik V Produced by the Richmond Laboratory in Argentina (1,179,625 for the first component, and 1949,500 for the second).
17,516,500 doses correspond to AstraZeneca (580,000 CoveShield; 1,944,000 received by COVAX machinery, 13,200,500 from AstraZeneca and Oxford whose active ingredient was produced in Argentina; 1,242,400 donated by Spain and 549,600 from Canada). Meanwhile, 3,500,000 correspond to Moderna doses donated by the United States, 600,000 to CanSino and 421,200 to Pfizer.
According to the Public Immunization Observatory, 56,078,204 doses have been distributed throughout the region as of this morning, while the total requests have reached 51,223,138. In contrast, 29,530.369 people started their scheme and 21,691,769 completed it.