Venezuela to begin vaccination against Covid-19 between December and January

Venezuela to begin vaccination against Covid-19 between December and January

Venezuela will begin massive vaccination against the new coronavirus between December and January with vaccines from Russia and China, President Nicolás Maduro’s main international allies, the Venezuelan official said on Tuesday (20).

“The complete Russian and Chinese vaccines should arrive between December and January and we are going to start vaccinating,” Maduro said during a television speech.

The socialist government guarantees that Venezuela is going through a “sustained trend” of “reduction” in new cases of Covid-19. The country of 30 million inhabitants has 87,644 confirmed cases and 747 deaths from the disease, according to official data.

International Non Government Organizations like Human Rights Watch, however, question the official balance sheets because they are not very reliable.

Maduro pointed out that vaccination will respect “priorities” at the beginning, such as people “with some illness” and the elderly, without specifying ages, in addition to teachers, doctors and nurses.

Read more in Istoé

This article is available in: Português

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