The United States has delivered to Bolivia a new batch of more than half a million Pfizer vaccines

On Thursday, the United States government delivered to Bolivia a new batch of 603,720 vaccines from Pfizerthrough the Covax mechanism, making a total of more than five million vaccines delivered to the country free and unconditionally so far.

Since 2020, The United States has provided more than $12 million to support the health sector in Bolivia. As part of the cooperation, last week it delivered to Bolivia two field hospitals, equipped with generators and air conditioning units, worth more than $1.5 million, with the capacity to serve up to 140 people in remote locations or in difficult poor conditions. .

Promoting health and protecting people from Covid-19 is an essential factor for economic recovery. “Vaccines have helped revive the US economy, which grew by 5.7% last year,” said Acting Chargé d’Affairs Jaran Hilsman.

The vaccines that arrived on Thursday are part of US President Joe Biden has pledged to provide more than 1 billion free vaccines to countries that need themwhich is the largest donation of vaccines made by a single country to protect global health.

Expanded National Immunization Program (PAI) of the Ministry of Health and Sports Receive vaccinations, move to National Institute of Health Laboratories (Inlasa) facilities To maintain the immune system cold chain it must be kept at very low temperatures, between -80°C and -60°C.

vaccinated population

According to the statistics of the Ministry of Health and Sports, to date1,1351,490 doses were applied between the first, second, third, fourth and single doses For different age groups Pfizer, Sputnik V, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and Janssen vaccines are available throughout the national territory.

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From this sum, 6,162,775 received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 4,909,220 doses from the second were applied; 998652 single dose; 1,352,264 for the third dose and 91,579 for the fourth dose.

The report states that 728,535 first doses and 487,316 second doses were applied to children aged 5 to 11 years, While 759,940 adolescents aged 12 to 17 took the first dose and 575,384 in the second.

The total number of vaccines administered and acquired by the national government is 23,815,500 doses.

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