Chile will begin vaccinating people under 18 years of age against the coronavirus, according to an announcement by President Sebastián Piñera Tuesday. The Pfizer drug is the only one to be used in this age group.Add your comment!
Uruguay Wednesday became the first country in Latin America to extend its anticovid-19 vaccination campaign to children aged between 12 and 17, it was announced.
Uruguay's Public Health Ministry Tuesday reported that around 1,807,000 people, that is 51.15% of the country's population, have already been administered at least one dose of an anti-coronavirus vaccine.
Despite one of the strongest vaccination campaigns worldwide and particularly in South America, Chile has reported Friday several new covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours which would indicate the pandemic is back on the upward trend.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Monday announced he would sue former Security Minister and chairwoman of the opposition Cambiemos Party Patricia Bullrich for slander, following her remarks about the current Government's actions (or inactions) regarding the purchase of Pfizer anticoronavirus vaccines.
The Canadian biopharmaceutical company Medicago is looking for 5000 volunteers in Argentina to prove the effectiveness of a new vaccine against coronavirus, it was announced Tuesday.
Carlos Murillo, general manager for Latin America at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, said Thursday that three offers were made to Brazil during 2020 to supply vaccines against coronavirus, but all were rejected by President Jair Bolsonaro's government.
Despite setbacks with patients dying or suffering from undesired side effects which led to the suspension of some vaccines in various countries, the market value of pharmaceutical companies continues to rise, having amassed 152 billion US dollars in profits since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported.
Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou successfully carried out a personal negotiation with the Pfizer laboratory in Buenos Aires in December as talks between the Argentine government and the manufacturers of the vaccine began to stall, it was reported.
An Uruguay’s Air Force helicopter carrying two boxes of Pfizer vaccines against Covid-19 crashed on Thursday morning in the Eastern state of Rocha and the 3-member crew was taken to a local hospital with non-serious injuries. The accident occurred due to a “mechanical failure,” the Ministry of Defense reported and resulted in a fire that provoked total losses of the aircraft and the shipment it was transporting.