El Salvador will “give up its place” in the Covax program in solidarity with countries with less access to vaccines

El Salvador “will give up its place” in the supply chain of vaccines against covid-19 of the Covax mechanism of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced this Wednesday, December 1, the Salvadoran president, Nayib Bukele.

“We will give our place to other countries. Thank God, we have more than enough (vaccine doses) and there are other countries that need them ”, the Salvadoran president published on his Twitter.

For its part, the Presidential House pointed out that “the vaccination process in our country advanced so quickly that it allows us to heed the call of the @WHO (World Health Organization) and give up our place in the #COVAX mechanism.”

He added that “we join Switzerland in solidarity with countries with less access to vaccines against # COVID19.”

According to this source, El Salvador has exceeded 70% of its vaccination goal against covid-19 and has more than 13.3 million doses.

According to official data, the health personnel of the Central American country have applied 9 million 179 thousand 875 vaccines, of which 4 million 418 thousand 275 correspond to first doses, 4 million 52 thousand 305 to second doses and 691 thousand 542 to third doses .

In addition, 17 thousand 753 vaccines have been inoculated to foreigners, of which 10 thousand 393 are first doses, 6 thousand 997 second doses and 363 third doses.

The target population that is expected to be vaccinated against covid-19 exceeds 5.5 million inhabitants, of the more than 6.4 million citizens in El Salvador.

The Central American country inoculates doses from the Moderna, Sinovac laboratories -with which the country has the most doses with more than 4 million vaccines-, AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Sinopharm.

El Salvador accumulates 119,803 official coronavirus infections, of which 13 thousand 43 cases are active, 3 thousand 778 people have died and 102 thousand 982 have recovered, according to the government website.


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