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

By Karla Ramos
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 11:21 am
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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 pandemic.

The Pfizer vaccines will serve to continue with the vaccination campaign of front-line personnel working with Coronavirus patients, as well as for police and soldiers who have also been working the front lines during the pandemic.

Karla Trigueros, the medical advisor of the Military Health Command, Karla, points out that the arrival of the batch of vaccines under the COVAX system is good news. These vaccines will be applied to elements of the armed forces and national police.

Officials explained that the Pfizer vaccine requires special equipment to be transferred and stored, for which the Government ensures that it is fully prepared with industrial refrigerants.

In early Tuesday, the vaccination process began to non-sanitary front-line personnel, such as police officers, military personal, civil protection members, firefighters, and teachers.

Health minister Francisco Alabi informed that about 110,000 people make up the first phase of vaccination that would be ending in the first weeks of April.

Additionally, the health minister announced that they hope that in the first weeks of April, the second phase of vaccination will begin, which will be aimed at those over 50 years of age and those with chronic degenerative diseases.

According to information from the World Health Organization (WHO), El Salvador will receive 324,000 COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca and 51,480 from Pfizer, making a total of 375,480.

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