After surpassing the first million vaccinated, the national government continues with the «federal focus» dose distribution operation as it waits for new remittances from Sputnik V in the coming weeks, progresses without pause in negotiations with China in more Sinopharm batches, and waits for those of AstraZeneca to be packaged in Mexico.
10% of countries take up 90% of vaccines, so today we are making progress in vaccination is a great achievement. Not from a government, from all over Argentine society. The usual potters said barbarities of the vaccine. Today that vaccine is saving lives. pic.twitter.com/ESDEkZcBaV — Alberto Fernández (@alferdez)
March 6, 2021
In this sense, during an event held friday in the town of Ituzaingó, President Alberto Fernández explained that Argentina «bought vaccines where there were vaccines», questioned those who challenged the agreements with Moscow by Sputnik V on the basis of «ideological» reasons and raised that «what is right for the people» and in the exercise of «sovereignty» (for the simultaneous purchase of different international laboratories) was done. In addition, the first representative assured that in the time to come «more vaccination must be vaccinated» and «at a faster pace», definitions that are linked to the ongoing negotiations so that more doses arrive in the remainder of March.
«There are very good expectations that vaccines will continue to arrive from both,» Télam said following a one-off consultation on the Chinese vaccine Sinopharm and Russian Sputnik V.On the other hand, regarding the joint development of Oxford University and the AstraZeneca company, in government they expect the arrival of a first batch in the coming weeks. This project involves the private laboratories Abxience, Argentina, and Liomont, of Mexico, with the aim of producing coronavirus vaccines throughout Latin America, with the exception of Brazil.At Casa Rosada they hope that a first batch of vaccines of that origin will reach Ezeiza «towards the end of March, but more likely in early April». As of the arrival of the first shipment, they calculate, the country could count on monthly deliveries of between 2 and 4 million of the vaccine of AstraZeneca.Source: Télam.