Brazilian scientists have expressed their concern over a recurrent attitude among parents who have ceased to vaccinate their children against diseases that have been eradicated but which might return without proper care.
Scientists from Imperial College London have released a study explaining that COVID-19 vaccines have saved nearly 20 million lives during their first year of existence, although more could have been achieved had international targets been met.
Argentine health authorities have reported that. although the COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet, fewer people showed up for their boosted dose of vaccine, due to a false low-risk perception which makes coverage not sufficient.
Buenos Aires City Health Minister Fernán Quirós said he believed it was very likely that the fourth dose of covid-19 vaccine would be the last this year and that the next immunization campaign will be ahead of the 2023 fall.
Chinese pharmaceutical Sinovac Biotech Ltd which makes one of the vaccines against Covid 19 most in several Latin American countries initiated on Thursday the construction of its first fill and finish plant in Chile, consolidating its presence in the Latin American country that has used its Covid-19 shot the most.
Chile has lifted the requirement to submit a negative PCR test or proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for foreigners wishing to enter the country, effective Thursday, it was announced.
One out every four Uruguayan children scheduled for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine has missed their appointments over the past three days, leaving a sizable number of Pfizer units on the brink of expiration, it was reported Monday in Montevideo.
Peru's Director of Immunizations Friday turned in her resignation to the Health Ministry citing declining efforts in the area to carry out its duties.
Chile Monday began applying the fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to its population after Jan. 10 additional boosters were injected to people with comorbidities, health care staff and those over 55 years of age as infections due to the Omicron variant was on the rise.
Brazil's Fiocruz Institute Monday announced the first two cases of the BA.2 sublineage of the SARS-Cov-2 Omicron variant had been detected in the country: one in the State of Rio de Janeiro and the other in the State of Santa Catarina.