The shipment of 300,000 H1N1 flu vaccines is already in Ecuador. Initially, health authorities projected that today the implementation phase would begin.
But yesterday it was confirmed that procedures were still carried out at the Customs´office. Once this process is finished, the vaccine will be delivered in the areas affected by the earthquake and the provinces with the highest rate of that disease.
According to the latest epidemiological bulletin of the Ministry of Health (the second week of May), there are 379 positive results of the H1N1 virus. The province with the highest number of patients is Pichincha with 235 people, followed by Chimborazo, Guayas and Azuay with 39, 29 and 15 people respectively.