Boosting Covid-19 vaccines gives Guatemala a respite – Prensa Latina

Without a live broadcast this time of the arrival of the units, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (Mspas) reported on its Twitter account about the new shipment through the International Mechanism Covax, which was criticized here by President Alejandro Giamatti for delays in delivery and in smaller quantities than promised.

The day before, the wallet had to close some immunization centers due to lack of vaccines, amid the registration of a new age group, 50-59 years, and under media bombardment due to slow coverage and shortcomings of the computer program created for this purpose.

According to the Minister of Health, Amelia Flores, the reinforcement of Covax will allow them to continue the plan, currently in the second phase, with only 97,389 people with the full scheme and without an effective communication strategy for the elderly at the national level.

Flores has specified that all areas will be resupplied between tomorrow and the weekend depending on the vaccination of the first doses of vaccines, as the second dose of individuals on the front line of the fight against Covid-19 (Phase I) is almost complete.

He said the reserve before this shipment was very low, even though more than 70,000 bulbs are still available at the National Biological Center.

With this delivery, the first round of allocating 724,800 units as part of the commitments Covax has with Guatemala for the first months of this year has been completed, and Mspas has posted a bunch of photos right now.

The arrival of the expected batch coincided with the US announcement of a donation of half a million vaccines, just hours after Vice President Kamala Harris arrived here with a raft of promises in the economic system and in the fight against corruption. In exchange for more commitment to stem the unstoppable flow of migrants to the north, analysts recall.

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