The Minister of Health of the Naicón, Carla Vizzotti, authorized the emergency use of the Convidecia vaccine of the company Cansino Biologics INC against the coronavirus. This approval comes as part of a negotiation with the laboratory to acquire 5.4 million vaccines that will arrive in the country depending on the availability of doses.
The Minister of Health @carlavizzotti signed Resolution 2021-1671 that authorizes the emergency use of the CONVIDECIA vaccine of the company Cansino Biologics INC and advances the agreement for 5.4 million doses depending on its availability. – Ministry of Health of the Nation (@msalnacion)
June 11, 2021
It is a single-dose vaccine with an effectiveness of more than 68% to prevent infection and more than 95% to prevent deaths and serious cases. It is stored at a temperature of between 2 and 8 degrees. Almost at the same time that, through social networks, the Health Ministry authorized the use of this vaccine, the province of Buenos Aires confirmed an agreement to purchase 5 million doses.
Buenos Aires Governor Axel Kicillof explained that there are «four conditions for the arrival of the vaccine,» one of which was approval for emergency use. The other three are the availability for the shipment of the doses, the approval of the contract by the Chinese government and finally that «the vaccination campaign requires those doses».