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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

El Salvador reaches an agreement with Pfizer for 4.4 million COVID-19 vaccines

On Tuesday, May 4, Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele announced that the Government of El Salvador and Pfizer / BioNTech had signed an agreement for 4.4 million anti-COVID-19 vaccines. “With this purchase, we guarantee uninterrupted immunization for our entire target … Read more

COVID-19

El Salvador to open three auto-service COVID-19 vaccination centers

President Nayib Bukele announced that starting this Wednesday, April 28, three self-service vaccination centers against COVID-19 will be opened. Salvadorans can now schedule their appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Those with appointments will get vaccinated without getting out … Read more

COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination of the elderly and chronically ill will begin on Wednesday

On Sunday, April 4th, President Nayib Bukele announced that the COVID-19 vaccination for older adults and those suffering from chronic and degenerative diseases would begin next Wednesday, April 7th. “On Wednesday, we will begin with people with chronic degenerative … Read more

Covid-19 vaccines

El Salvador receives more than 51,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine under the COVAX program

On Tuesday, March 22nd, El Salvador received a lot of more than 51,000 COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines. This lot of vaccines are part of the COVAX program, which seeks to prioritize countries with significant vulnerability in the fight against the … Read more

Covax program

El Salvador to receive 33,600 COVID-19 vaccines today

Yesterday, Wednesday, March 10, President Nayib Bukele announced the arrival of the first shipment of vaccines from the Global Access Fund for Covid-19 Vaccines, also known as the COVAX program. The shipment from the pharmaceutical AstraZeneca will arrive today, … Read more

Malaria

World Health Organization “WHO” certifies El Salvador as a malaria-free country

Today, the World Health Organization, WHO, certified El Salvador as a malaria-free country. The certification was recommended by a team of specialists, which the WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Group endorsed. El Salvador is the first malaria-free country in Central … Read more

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors without borders resume operations in El Salvador

On Monday, February 22, Doctors Without Borders announced in a press release that it would resume its activities in Soyapango and San Salvador. The announcement came 21 days after the organization suspended its activities due to an attack on … Read more

Health Minister Alabi

El Salvador begins COVID-19 vaccination, giving priority to health care personnel

Health Minister Francisco Alabi injected the first COVID-19 vaccine in El Salvador; standing next to him was president Nayib Bukele. Mirna Moreno, a nurse who works in the front-line at Dr. Juan José Fernández hospital, also known as Zacamil … Read more

Covid-19

El Salvador to receive first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine today.

On Tuesday, President Nayib Bukele announced that the country would receive its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca on Wednesday. The vaccine will arrive on a flight from an Indian plant where it is produced. As previously announced … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine

El Salvador to receive COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX program

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) reported on January 1st that El Salvador is one of the four nations in Latin America that will receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the first round and through the COVAX program. … Read more