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Over 66% of Cubans has had their three vaccine shots

Over 66% of Cubans has had their three vaccine shots

Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Six millión 500,743 Cuban, some 66.4 percent of the vaccinable population, have had their three shots of vaccines against Covid-19, thus completing their immunization plan until today, the Ministry of Public Health reported (Minsap).
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The national director of Epidemiology of the Minsap, Doctor Francisco Durán García, specified in a tv conference that 98.7 percent (nine million 654 thousand 835) have at least one dose of the Soberana 02 or Abdala vaccines, while 76.6 percent (seven million 498 thousand 484) received the second one.

Patients with less than two months of suffering from the disease, patients with acute ailments, those who have undergone emergency surgeries and other diseases, those stranded in other countries and children under two years of age are ruled out from those figures.

Durán García pointed out that 58.1 percent of the total population has two doses of Soberana 02 and one of Soberana Plus, both from the Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV), or three doses of Abdala, which was developed by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB).

So far, 23 million 397,552 doses of vaccines have been administered, he added.

Cuba leads the world regarding speed of its vaccination plan with some 200,000 doses per day, and sometimes 300,000, a rate that is expected to give protection to 90 percent of its population by next November.

Out of a total of two million 293,783 children, one million 912,470 can be vaccinated and of the latter, one million 759,642 (92 percent) have already received their first dose, according to Minsap figures.

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