translated from Spanish: Minsal says there are already more than 2.6 million people inoculated in Chile

During Wednesday afternoon, the Ministry of Health shared a new report on the mass vaccination programme, and according to data provided by the Department of Health Statistics and Information (DEIS), the country reached 2,670,139 people inoculated against covid-19, adding up to 142,610 vaccinated during the course of this day. The breakdown indicated that of the more than 2.6 million people who have been inoculated, 1,555,155 are adults over the age of 66 or older, while 58.5% of those vaccinated are women and 41.5% are men. The projection is to continue the process with 65-year-olds, essential function staff, pharmacy staff, Law enforcement and SECURITY personnel and FF.AA., and workers who perform critical state functions. In addition, preschool and school education workers over the age of 60 are being added. According to the timetable established by the Minsal, by next week it will be the shift of preschool and school workers between the ages of 59 and 40, where as people between the ages of 64 and 60 will be vaccinated from March. Also for the beginning of March is scheduled the start of delivery of the second doses of Sinovac and the next doses of Pfizer. The current projection continues to aim to vaccinate nearly 5 million people during the first quarter of this year, amounting to 80% of the national population by the middle of the year, which would amount to about 15 million people.

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