Covid 19 Vaccine updates in Latin America
Last updated: Feb 15, 2021
Last updated: Feb 15, 2021
|Argentina||On December 24, 2020, 300,000 doses of Russian vaccine arrived. 5 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 the vaccines will arrive at the end of March|
|Brazil||Two million doses arrived in Brazil imported from India. 8,6 million doses are beeing produced in São Pualo. At the moment, vaccines are only for the elderly.|
|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 1 million 640 thousand people.|
|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 allows the generation of herd immunity in the population. This is the schedule designed by the Government:|
Colombia will have an extensive vaccination process for the population throughout 2021 and the arrival of vaccines will be the critical factor in Colombia and in all countries, “””” he said. On the other hand, the health minister affirmed that Colombia has approximately 3,000 vaccination centers and approximately 7,000 vaccinators, “” but we need to grow in that capacity.
|Costa Rica||The vaccine has arrived and every week a shipment of vaccine will arrive.|
|Ecuador||The third week of January a first batch of 50,000 vaccines to fight the coronavirus will arrive in Ecuador. These 50,000 vaccines are going to be used in people on the front line of fighting the virus. In March, 2 million additional vaccines will arrive from the manufacturer Pfizer. Additionally, another purchase of 2 million more doses of vaccines is being negotiated with the same manufacturer and at the same time, between March and June, we will continue receiving the rest.|
In total, Ecuador will receive 18 million doses that will become 9 million vaccines.
|Guatemala||Vaccine will arrive in February/March 2021–6.74 million doses for 3.37 million people, which corresponds to 20% of the population of Guatemala, which is what the COVAX mechanism assigns to countries seeking to acquire the vaccine.|
The priority groups to receive the first doses are: health personnel (public and private sector), members of the rescue corps, teachers, public security, population over 60 years old, high risk population between 18 and 60 years old. Information source: MINISTERIO DE SALUD PUBLICA Y ASISTENCIA SOCIAL , MSPYAS
|Mexico||Mexico is the first country in Latin America to have this vaccine, to date 7 shipments have arrived with a total of 1,636,350 vaccines, currently almost all medical personnel have been vaccinated and today, February 15, the second stage begins of vaccination that is for the older adults of all the country of more than 60 years.|
|Panama||Panama has acquired 5.5 million doses for nearly 3 million cities, which would be vaccinated against Covid-19. They detail the 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 2A: Adults older than 60, and the population aged 16 to 59 with chronic diseases.
• Stage 3A: Population of the districts and areas of difficult access.
• Population who is age 16-59 years without chronic diseases.
|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.|