Argentina's health authorities have confirmed the country has donated over 4 million Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccines to countries in the Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia in a move to reduce inequality.
Argentina has announced one million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be sent to Bolivia next Monday, making it “the largest donation of doses between countries in South America since the global pandemic was declared,” according to a Health Ministry statement. The doses will be carried in a Hercules C-130 aircraft of the Argentine Air Force.
Health authorities in the United States have authorized an alternate treatment against COVID-19 for patients aged 12 and older who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
The BBC has reported that nine months after it was rolled out, the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine has finally reached the Antarctic. It was flown in, via the Falkland Islands, this week to immunize the 23 staff members who've been keeping the British Antarctic Survey, BAS, Rothera research base running through the polar winter.
Brazilian health authorities Wednesday announced the third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will begin to be distributed during the second half of September 2021, for people over 70 years of age who have completed their full treatment more than six months ago.
Rio de Janeiro city officials have reported a local man was able to get vaccinated five times in ten weeks against covid-19, presumably thanks to failures in the electronic documenting system.
Bolivian authorities Monday announced that with the last purchase of COVID-19 Sinopharm vaccines, the country was fully supplied with immunizers and would no longer need to import any more doses of Sputnik V and AstraZeneca despite contracts already signed.
Argentine Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Tuesday highlighted the importance of further strengthening ties with the United Kingdom regarding the supply of anticoronavirus vaccines.
Health authorities in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro announced Tuesday that they had approved combination doses of Pfizer and AstraZeneca anticoronavirus vaccines on pregnant women.
A Brazilian government official who reportedly asked for a US $ 1 “surcharge” per vaccine dose has left his post, the Ministry of Health announced through a statement Tuesday.