‘Vaccinegate’ in Argentina: Alberto Fernández removes Minister of Health

The scandal came after a veteran journalist said he had received a shot after speaking directly with the minister, and throws a spotlight on wider fears in the region over corruption and access to vaccines, which are in short supply.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina's president has sought the resignation of health minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia, two sources in the presidency said on Friday, February 19th, after media reports that people had been able to use connections to get access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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The scandal came after a veteran journalist said he had received a shot after speaking directly with the minister, and throws a spotlight on wider fears . . .

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