Chile Launches “Ambitious” COVID Vaccination Drive

The country, which started inoculations late last year for frontline health workers, is now rolling vaccines out to older adults and essential workers.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, February 3rd, Chile launched one of Latin America’s most ambitious coronavirus vaccination programs, having set itself the target of inoculating around five million citizens against the disease by the end of March.

The country, which started inoculations late last year for frontline health workers, is now rolling vaccines out to older adults and essential workers after receiving nearly four million doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine.

Chile, which has almost 750,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 18,500 deaths, is set to receive a further 6 million doses of Sinovac in . . .

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