Chile leads Latin America vaccine progress as it hits first million inoculations

The country leads Latin America in per capita vaccinations, with 4.17 doses administered per 100 citizens through February 8th. Both Brazil and Mexico have registered fewer than 2 doses per 100 people.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile hit the one million mark in COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, putting the nation at the forefront of the region’s inoculation drive on a per capita basis.

The country’s health ministry said in a statement that 1,025,580 people had been vaccinated by late Tuesday evening, approximately one week after it launched an ambitious program aimed at first inoculating frontline workers and the elderly.

Chile has set a target of inoculating around five million people - more than one-quarter of its population - by the end of March. The program is voluntary and . . .

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