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Nearly 90 percent of Cubans with one shot of Covid-19 vaccines

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Nearly 90 percent of Cubans with one shot of Covid-19 vaccines

Havana, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Some 88.1 percent of Cubans (6,238,972) have received at least one shot of the domestic Covid-19 vaccines, a source from the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported on Saturday.
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This figure is part of the 9,854,289 citizens included in the vaccine-eligible population (those without any health problems who can receive the shots), Dr. Francisco Duran, national director of Epidemiology at that ministry, said.

The percentage achieved by Cuba exceeds the world average, as only 49 percent of people across the globe have received one shot, according to statistics from the information platform Our World in Data.

Under the campaign boosted in Cuba, a second dose has been administered to 8,903,393 citizens (79.6 percent of the total inhabitants and 91 percent of vaccine-eligible people); a third shot has been administered to 6,871,412 (61.5 percent of Cubans and 70.3 percent of vaccine-eligible people).

Some 7,171,456 people (61.1 percent of the total population and 73.3 percent of the vaccine-eligible one) have completed their vaccination program, including Covid-19 convalescents, who are being administered a shot of the Soberana Plus vaccine to reinforce their immune sytem.

Besides this product, Cuba is also administering the vaccines Soberana 02 and Abdala, which allow it to top the list of countries with more doses administered per 100 inhabitants, ahead of the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, China and Brazil, according to Our World in Data.

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