Nicaragua to receive more than 340,000 vaccines in March
Managua, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua will receive more than 340,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in March, Carlos Saenz, Secretary General at the Ministry of Health (MINSA), confirmed on Wednesday.
Nicaragua began immunization on Tuesday with 6,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, donated by the Russian Direct Investment Fund. The vaccines arrived in the country on February 23, Sanz said on Canal Cuatro's Revista En Vivo television program.
The MINSA expects that a batch of 200,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine, donated by the Government of India, arrives in the country on Sunday and Monday next week, the official confirmed.
By late March, the international Covax initiative will deliver to Nicaragua, also as a donation, 135,000 of a program of 432,000 doses that must be completed during the second quarter of 2021.
Regarding the beginning of vaccination on Tuesday in two hospitals in Managua with patients suffering from chronic kidney disorder, Saenz described it as a successful day and stressed the voluntary nature of this preventive action.
The first Covid-19 case in Nicaragua was reported on March 18, 2020. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health informed that the country accumulates 5,176 cases, 4,958 patients have recovered and 174 deaths.
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