Two planes will arrive this Saturday with more vaccines against the coronavirus
Throughout this weekend, Argentina will receive more than 3 million vaccines from Sinopharm: the first batches arrived on Friday afternoon, while two others will arrive in the course of Saturday.
In this way, once all the doses are in the national territory, the country will have exceeded 67 million inoculants acquired from different laboratories since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The first of the new shipments is being transported on a Lufthansa flight that is scheduled to land at Ezeiza International Airport at 7 in the morning with 192,000 doses, while the second, with 1,440,000 vaccines, will be brought by plane of Aerolineas Argentinas. It will play the track around 7pm, as scheduled.
These injections will be added to the 1,440,000 that arrived at 6:29 pm on Friday on Aerolineas Argentinas flight AR1071, from Beijing.
The Chinese vaccine is applied in two doses of the same component (Photo: REUTERS)
Until now, Argentina has a total of 64,252,420 vaccines against coronavirus, of which 25,784,000 correspond to the Sinopharm laboratory, 14,234,820 belong to Sputnik V (9,775,655 from component 1, and 4,459,165 from the component 2), and 2,945,500 to Sputnik V produced in Argentina by Laboratorio Richmond (1,179,625 of the first component, and 1,765,875 of the second).
From the AstraZeneca firm, 16,966,900 doses arrived (580,000 from Covishield; 1,944,000 received by the Covax mechanism, 13,200,500 from AstraZeneca and Oxford whose active ingredient was produced in Argentina; and 1,242,400 donated by Spain). Meanwhile, 3,500,000 are Moderna donated by the United States, 400,000 from Cansino and 421,200 from Pfizer.
Of all of them, 55,254,729 have already been distributed and 50,575,922 have been applied throughout the country, according to data from the Public Vaccination Monitor. 63% of the population, that is, 29,359,578 people, received at least the first dose and 45% completed the scheme, about 21,216,344 citizens.
On the other hand, last Wednesday, more than 160,000 doses produced by Pfizer arrived in the country on American Airlines flight AA991 from Miami. This month Argentina will obtain a total of 580 thousand doses from said laboratory, while in the first half of October the legacy of 1.6 million is expected.
Days ago, the Minister of Health of the Nation, Carla Vizzotti, reported that between October and December it is expected that “shipments of the remaining almost 19.5 million will be completed, which include the contract for 20 million doses of Pfizer signed in August” .
One of the shipments will arrive on an Aerolineas Argentinas flight
“It is important to clarify that, depending on the progress of vaccination in the provinces, starting this month and continuing in October with the arrival of a greater number of doses, it is possible before the end of the year to advance with adolescents from between 12 and 17 years universally, which is a total of 5 million ”, he estimated.
All these arrivals take place within the framework of a sustained decrease in cases at the local level: this Friday, the Ministry of Health reported that in the last 24 hours there were 57 deaths and 1,849 new coronavirus infections. With these data, the country accumulates a total of 5,248,847 positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic, while the deaths are 114,828.
As happened on August 31, September 11, September 22 and Thursday, the City of Buenos Aires did not report deaths from coronavirus in the district, which does not mean that they have not occurred.
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