Chile´s president announces the beginning of Covid-19 vaccination
Santiago, Chile, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said on Wednesday that the Covid-19 vaccination campaign will begin on Thursday, after the arrival of the first 10,000 doses.
In a brief and unexpected address from La Moneda, President Piñera added that a plane carrying the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines has already left Belgium and is scheduled to arrive in Chile in the early hours of Thursday. 'We are ready to start the vaccination'.
Piñera explained that vaccination will begin immediately and gradualy, as new shipments arrive, and noted Chile will have more than 30 million doses as a result of contracts signed separate companies.
He added that the first 10,000 doses will be available for ICU personnel in the regions of La Araucanía, Bio Bio and Magallanes, the territories that have been most affected by the coronavirus, and they will also benefit part of that personnel in the Metropolitan Region. The president stressed that 'vaccination will be voluntary and free of charge', although he considered vaccination 'an act of solidarity, not a personal decision' because the person protects their health, but also the lives of all people around.
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