Argentina will receive more than 500,000 vaccines from AstraZeneca donated by Canada | They will arrive on Monday

On Monday, Argentina will receive a batch of 549,600 doses of AstraZeneca against covid-19 Donated by Canada across the COVAX . mechanismGlobal Initiative for Equitable Access to Vaccines Against Disease Caused by SARS-CoV-2.

The arrival of the new batch of AstraZeneca vaccines at Ezeiza International Airport, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., via LAN Cargo’s flight UC1101, will allow the further progress of the strategic vaccination plan being promoted by the national government across the country. country.

To receive this access it has Argentina will exceed 68 million doses Since December, officials from the Ministry of National Health, the Canadian Embassy in Buenos Aires, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be present at the air terminal.).

Between Friday and Saturday, 3072,000 Sinopharm vaccines arrived in the country, a batch of 183,625 units of component 2 of Sputnik V delivered yesterday by the Richmond Laboratory was added.

Similarly, on Sunday, a shipment of 200,000 CanSino vaccines arrived that will be destined to vaccinate hard-to-reach populations, such as the homeless, migrants, refugees and other dispersed groups.

According to the Public Immunization Observatory, 55,269,629 doses have been distributed as of this afternoon throughout the Argentine territory, while the total requests amounted to 50,864,376. In contrast, 2,9448.013 people received at least one dose and 2,1416,363 completed the plan.

What is the Kovacs Fund?

The Covax Mechanism – or the covid-19 Vaccine Global Access Fund, as it is also known – It is one of the tools promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Commission and France, to ensure equitable access for all countries to an effective vaccine..

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It is an agreement signed by at least 172 countries, which acts as a common understanding to distribute doses on a planetary basis regardless of each country’s economic resources.

Since the start of the vaccination campaign, Argentina received 1,944,000 doses of AstraZeneca through this mechanism. The last shipment came from Spain, which donated 842,400 vaccines to the country, which arrived last Thursday.

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