Chile surpassed one million people vaccinated against COVID-19 on Tuesday, six days after the start of the mass vaccination process among the elderly, who joined medical staff already vaccinated since December, the Ministry of Health reported. Health.
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The country has vaccinated a total of 1,025,580 people, of whom 376,519 are over 78 years old. To do this, Chile has acquired four million doses from the Chinese laboratory Sinovac, according to the same source.
“Today, we exceed one million people vaccinated. We have a million reasons to be happy, ”President Sebastian Piñera said on his Twitter account.
Chile had managed to exceed 550,000 vaccinations last Saturday.
The government’s goal is to vaccinate five million people by the end of March and reach 15 of the country’s 18 million people by July.
Chile began immunizing its health workers in December, when it received a first batch of 154,000 doses of Pfizer / BioNtech vaccine.
The country has 758,000 cases of COVID-19 for 19,000 deaths.
Chile has entered into agreements to purchase around 36 million doses of vaccine with Pfizer, Sinovac, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.