More than 1.1 million people in Cuba have received at least one dose of the two vaccines against COVID-19 that the government was already putting on the population as part of a campaign that, in these early stages, was distributing regions with a population focus distributed has highest prevalence of cases.
The national director for science and technological innovation of the Ministry of Public Health, Ileana Morales, defended in a television appearance that the authorities were “extremely strict” in the processes to which “a large number of volunteers” were added. .
The government counts 1,115,335 people who have already received at least one dose of ‘Abdala’ or ‘Soberana 02’, the two most advanced vaccine candidates in Cuba, but who are still in the clinical trial phase. Therefore, the Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the effectiveness of the solutions and their side effects, which, according to the official press, would initially only be mild.
Morales has defended that advancing the vaccination campaign is a key measure to contain COVID-19, but not the only one, which is why he has urged the population to continue to comply with restrictions still in place in the face of the contagion figures do not indicate a ceasefire on the island.
Cuba exceeded 1,300 positive coronaviruses in a single day in the first week and has accumulated nearly 130,000 since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 840 patients have died, and the balance released by the ministry on Thursday included 46 patients in severe condition and 91 seriously ill.