Uruguay, with few Covid-19 cases, starts its vaccination plan

The country received a shipment containing 192,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine Thursday and another 1.5 million doses are scheduled to start arriving on March 15th.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay on Monday became the last country in South America to launch a vaccination campaign, with a focus on teachers, soldiers, police and firefighters under 60 years old.

Although some health workers were inoculated over the weekend, the official start of the immunization program was March 1st.

The country received a shipment containing 192,000 doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine Thursday and another 1.5 million doses are scheduled to start arriving on March 15th. Between March and the end of April, 460,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will also arrive in the country . . .

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