Colombian Health Minister Fernando Ruiz announced on Wednesday that 2.2 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in the country in April.
On this very Wednesday, the Latin American country received 99,450 units of the same vaccine, which will further advance the national vaccination plan, which currently means the purchase of more than 66 million vaccines.
Ruiz has argued that “it is possible” that after the completion of Phase 1 of the mortality reduction campaign, the door will “be opened to allow private providers to purchase and distribute vaccines”. This could happen in phase 2, when trying to “reduce infections”.
“Suddenly some young people who would be in the fifth stage could have access to private vaccines if they are available in the country. For that to be clear, what is required of an entire regulatory process, acquisition by private parties, is the whole The problem of the procurement as well as the logistics and the application process, “said the minister, who specified that the distribution should be free of charge, reports Radio Caracol.
To date, the country has vaccinated more than 365,000 people, while Colombian authorities have given assurances that they hope to reach a million vaccinated people by March 20.
On the last day, Colombia added 3,588 cases of coronavirus, with 2,285,960 of the accumulated positive results since the pandemic began.
The health portfolio also reported 97 deaths from the disease this Wednesday, bringing the total death toll to 60,773, compared to 2,187,473 people who managed to recover.