The United States government shipped more than one million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. The shipment arrived at Quito’s Mariscal Sucre Airport and will be distributed within the 9/100 Vaccination Plan.
This batch completes the two million doses that Washington offered the country as a contribution to combat the pandemic and that arrived on July 1. Authorities of the two nations awaited the arrival of the drug at the air terminal.
The intention of the US government is to support mass vaccination in Ecuador and thus save lives. Guillermo Lasso’s presidential administration set the goal of inoculating nine million citizens in the first 100 days of his term. Currently, the figure is 7.8 million doses delivered.
The Deputy Minister of Governance and Public Health Surveillance, José Rúales, thanked President Joe Biden for the vaccine donation. Pfizer doses will be distributed across the country to continue on the established schedule.
In addition, Ecuador also received a batch of 177,840 doses that were purchased as a direct purchase from the international pharmaceutical company. “All vaccines are safe and effective,” said the Ministry of Health, in a statement. (I)