Bolivia calls for strategy change with 3.1 million “stalled” vaccines

Regions such as Santa Cruz, the hardest hit by the pandemic, has 766,783 doses pending administration, while in La Paz there are 541,052 available and in Cochabamba 335,572 doses are stored in cold containers,

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Bolivia has a total of 3.1 million vaccines against Covid-19 "stalled" or not yet administered to patients, out of the 9 million received, raising concerns of new infection outbreaks, according to Ministry of Health data released on Monday (30).

At a press conference in La Paz, Deputy Minister of Epidemiological Promotion and Surveillance María Renee Castro lamented that vaccines "are stored in refrigerators" and urged the governments and municipalities to make an "effort" to ensure that the vaccines "reach the population."

"It is necessary that subnational governments hire personnel to guarantee mobile brigades . . .

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