Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Health has 13 thousand COVID-19 vaccines; Waiting for admission of new batch

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The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance reported that it has 13,000 COVID-19 vaccines for the population nationwide and a new batch is expected to arrive this month. Photo: La Hora/MSPAS.

The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) informed La Hora that it has 13,000 COVID-19 vaccines for the population nationwide and expects a new batch to arrive this month, although it did not give a date. Not specified. ,

In addition, the portfolio confirmed that the Sputnik V vaccine received from the Russian Investment Fund continues to be protected by an investigation process carried out by the Ministry of Public Health (MP).

rise in cases

On 2 December, health officials confirmed in a press conference that there had been an increase in cases of COVID-19 derived from the new subvariant known as “Pero del Infierno”. However, he cautioned that there is no danger of a sixth wave.

The Minister of Health, Francisco Coma, assured that “more than 75 percent of the population at risk has already been vaccinated, this is something that gives us peace of mind.”

He said vaccination coverage had been expanded and priority was being given to communities with difficult access to health services.

According to the epidemiological traffic light of MSPAS from 11 November to 24 November, seven municipalities were found in red, 84 in orange, 248 in yellow and 1 in green.

Similarly, there was an increase in cases in the first weeks of November, which coincided with the entry of the new subvariant, commented Lorena Gobern, head of the epidemiology department.

Vaccination statistics in GT

According to the Ministry of Health the following have been vaccinated as of 2 December:

8,854,003 people with the first dose in the country.

-7,024,531 with the second dose.

-3,583,479 with booster dose.

486,972 with the second booster dose.

-19,948,985 doses administered.

Where are 13 thousand vaccines?

The social communication of the portfolio said that the 13,000 vaccines available are of Pfizer and Moderna brands, which will work to immunize the population.

However, he did not give details of their distribution or the date of admission of the new batch.

What about Sputnik vaccines?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Alejandro Giammattei’s government obtained 8 million Sputnik vaccines, for which it distributed Q614.5 million; Although the original contract included 16 million, delivery was delayed, which generated criticism for its administration.

In this case, the Ministry of Public Health (MP) launched an investigation and the health portfolio indicated that expired vaccines continued to be stored in containers.

According to the note: “The millionaire purchase of Sputnik continues to create losses for the country”, it generates a cost of Q180 thousand per month to the Ministry of Health.

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