From Early Purchase to Lack of Infrastructure: Vaccination Plans in Latin America

While some countries have sealed agreements with several laboratories to secure vaccines for their entire population, others place their hopes in the Covid-19 Global Access Fund (Covax), a form of consortium driven in part by the World Health Organization (WHO).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, December 8th, the same day that 90-year-old Briton Margaret Keenan was officially administered the first coronavirus vaccine by a Filipino nurse, in the two largest Latin American metropolises, Mexico City and São Paulo, an outline was provided on how the local authorities intend to protect the health of their citizens amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, a first step in a long immunization process in the region.

While some countries have sealed agreements with several laboratories to secure vaccines for their entire population, others place their hopes in the Covid-19 Global . . .

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