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Astra-Zeneca vaccines arrive in Argentina

Monday, March 29th 2021 - 09:10 UTC
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The shipment of 218,000 doses arrived at the Ezeiza international airport at 8 am . The shipment of 218,000 doses arrived at the Ezeiza international airport at 8 am .

Over 200,000 doses of the University of Oxford /AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine arrived in Buenos Aires Sunday through the Covax mechanism, which is promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Vaccine Alliance Gavi.

The shipment arrived onboard a KLM flight at the Ezeiza international airport at 8 am, the Casa Rosada announced on social media.

This new batch rose the total number of doses ferried into Argentina to over 5 million doses that Argentina received between this drug, addint to those of the Russia-manufactured , Sputnik V and China's Sinopharm.

The Argentina government has announced those eligible for vaccination at this stage are health care workers, teachers, the elderly and people with comorbidity risks.

The federal government also plans to distribute nationwide over 347 thousand first-doses of Sputnik V.

Health authorities pointed out ”the arrival of doses begins through this global initiative (Covax) that seeks to generate equity in the distribution of doses for all participating countries.“

”This prompts us to continue working to meet our main objective, which is to reduce the occurrence of serious forms and, consequently, mortality,” they added.

Meanwhile, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and WHO representative for Argentina, the Costa Rican Enrique Pérez-Gutiérrez, described the arrival in Argentina of the first vaccines acquired through the Covax fund as “an enormous achievement” and added that “this is product of months of hard work ”.

“It is a very important step, which allows us to continue promoting increasingly equitable access to vaccines, both here and around the world, especially for those who are most at risk,” added Pérez-Gutiérrez, a health professional with a PhD in Epidemiology.

The WHO's Covax mechanism is a system that favours fair and equitable access to vaccines for all countries of the world.

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  • Pugol-H

    Make the most of it guys, it’s likely to be the last AZ you’re going to see for quite a while.

    Mar 29th, 2021 - 04:32 pm +3
  • Pugol-H

    Yes, most EU countries have at least once stopped using AZ over some or other supposed issue, although we have not seen them here and according to the European Medicines Agency they have not actually seen them in Europe either.

    This along with ever changing rules on who can have the shot, one week only under 65s, the next only over 55s, different in each country and they wonder why their populations are now scared of it, such that they have some 5 1/2 million doses sitting in storage where their people don’t want it.

    As the EU blocks all exports of AZ, they seem to think they need more of it.

    Meanwhile thousands die every day.

    It could not have been a better advert for Brexit, if Boris and the Brexiteers had sat down and written the script.

    Really, you could not make this shit up.

    I see the insanely jealous Whackjob/F*ckwitt is back again, trying to “shoehorn himself into someone else's conversation” with his inane blither, some people never learn.

    Saludos de Colonia Nervia Glevensium.

    Apr 01st, 2021 - 04:52 pm +2
  • Pugol-H

    Oh, no, no, no, no silly boy, “unintentionally”, “unintentionally” the fool says, why don’t you just “unintentionally”, fall off the planet and spare the Human gene pool the passing on of your dysfunctional genetics, you fucking idiot.

    You have nothing to contribute.

    However it is Easter, so enjoy your microwaveable pizza and “soiled Bumf checking”.


    Apr 01st, 2021 - 10:51 pm +2
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