Covid 19 Vaccine updates in Latin America
Last updated: May 17, 2021
Last updated: May 17, 2021
|Argentina||On December 24, 2020, 300,000 doses of Russian vaccine arrived. Cindo days later the government began vaccination simultaneously in the 23 provinces of the country, in addition to the city of Buenos Aires. The doses received are enough to immunize 76% of the medical personnel who fight the coronavirus from the first line of fire.|
|Bolivia||The Government of Bolivia mentions that On May 3, the first vaccination plan was carried out for doctors and health personnel, people with basic diseases and people over the age of 70.|
|Brazil||31,2 million Brazilians have been vaccinated (14,74% of the country)|
|Chile||Vaccines began to arrive in Chile in December 2020, vaccinating priority groups such as health personnel and critical personnel of the State administration. As of February 04, the general population began to be vaccinated, starting with older adults. The vaccination plan prepared by the Ministry of Health will be carried out gradually and progressively, according to the number of doses that arrive in the country. During the first quarter of this year, it is expected to vaccinate around 5 million people and reach 80% of the population, that is, approximately 15 million people, by the end of the first half of 2021. To date they have been vaccinated more than 6 million 202 thousand people. https://www.gob.cl/yomevacuno/|
|Colombia||“The head of the Health portfolio, Fernando Ruiz, asserted that there are agreements with Pfizer and AstraZeneca, for 5 million double-dose vaccines with each pharmaceutical company, and with Janssen, for 9 million more single-dose vaccines, for a total of 29 million vaccines to initially cover the prioritized population, out of the total of more than 34 million Colombians subject to vaccination that allow the generation of herd immunity in the population. The Minister of Health, Fernando Ruiz, announced this Monday 03/05 that stage 3 of the vaccination plan will include people between 50 and 59 years old. Almost 80% of people with comorbidities are over 50 years old, so it makes perfect sense to include these people in stage 3, “”said Ruiz in the Prevention and Action program. This group also includes people with cardiac arrhythmia, Down syndrome, schizophrenias and people under 60 with intellectual disabilities. In stage 5, people between the ages of 16 and 49 without comorbidities will be included.|
Minister Ruiz added that stage 1 remains unchanged, stage 2 includes: human talent in health with patients from a space other than the Ips or who make visits to patients, logistical support personnel or administrators of health providers. health service, personnel who do field work in health as health secretaries, human talent in health from cooperation agencies. “””” Pregnant women will be priorities in the National Vaccination Plan according to the scientific evidence that is given and the concept that the invima gives in this regard ”, added Ruiz.
Decree 109, in which the National Vaccination Plan is adopted, considered that the prioritization by health conditions and risk occupations could be updated according to new scientific evidence. Minister @Fruizgomez explained the changes.”
|Costa Rica||835 thousand vaccines have been given. By the end of June, it is expected to have received more than 2.2 million doses in total.|
|Ecuador||As of 07/05/2021, 1’999,260 doses of vaccines have arrived in Ecuador, according to the fulfillment of the schedules of the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Sinovac and AstraZeneca. In total, the National Government has ensured the acquisition of 20 million doses of vaccines, through negotiation and direct purchase with the laboratories, without intermediaries, in order not to allow the existence of a black market or the counterfeiting of vaccines. * The Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination target group for the province of Galapagos was fully immunized by medical brigades from the Ministry of Public Health (MSP). Officially, Galapagos is the first province in Ecuador to complete this phase. Health personnel, senior citizens, vulnerable groups, teachers at all levels of education, members of the security forces, firefighters, waste collection personnel and personnel from strategic health care sectors were vaccinated.|
|Guatemala||“Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance – begins distribution of the covid19 Astrazeneca , Sputnik covishield vaccine to the 29 health areas.|
PHASE 1 Health Personnel
PHASE 2A People over 70 years old
PHASE 2B People over 50 years old
PHASE 3 Essential Workers
PHASE 4 People 18- 50 years old
Source of information: MSPAS https://www.mspas.gob.gt/noticias/noticias-ultimas/5-noticias-mspas/1214-inicia-distribuci%C3%B3n-de-vacuna-covid19-astrazeneca-covishield-a-las-29-%C3%A1reas-de-salud.html “
|Mexico||Currently 23,301,884 people have been vaccinated with a complete vaccination scheme; Currently the number of infections has decreased as well as hospitalizations and deaths, and there are no cases complicated by the variant of the virus.|
|Panama||“Panama has acquired 5.5 million doses for nearly 3 million cities, which would be vaccinated against Covid-19. They detail vaccination plan against coronavirus that will be applied in Panama.|
• Stage 1A: Health workers and front-line support staff, from the public and private system, and people over 60 with exceptional conditions (bedridden, in nursing homes and homes).
• Stage 1B: Vaccinate the rest of the health workers, groups of essential services (public forces, Sinaproc, Firefighters, Red Cross), persons over 16 with disabilities certified in the Senadis until December 31, 2020 and bedridden. Toilet staff.
• Stage 2A: Adults older than 60, and the population aged 16 to 59 with chronic diseases.
•Stage 2B: Administrative teachers of public and private schools and universities, as well as the staff of the Caipis. Phase 3
• Stage 3A: Population of the districts and areas of difficult access.
• Stage 3B: Population in high-risk occupations such as airport, customs and migration. Drivers of public transport and cargo, and prisoners.
• Population aged 16-59 years without chronic diseases.
• General population.”
|Peru||The Peruvian government announces that vaccines against COVID-19 will arrive in the first quarter of 2021. These would be the first vaccines to arrive in the country.|