On the morning of this Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 200,000 doses of the vaccine against covid-19 from the Chinese laboratory CanSino arrived at Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport.
The advantage of the CanSino doses is that they are single-dose, that is, with a single injection the biological takes effect on the patient. This implies that 200,000 people will be vaccinated in a single session.
The CanSino vaccines were scheduled for last month, but problems in logistics production prevented their shipment to Ecuador and instead the Chinese government sent more doses of Sinovac, which does require two doses.
To date, more than 11 million doses have been supplied in the country. (I)