Argentina you will receive this Wednesday a batch of 580 thousand doses of the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and the Swedish-British company AstraZeneca, which were produced in the India. As of this arrival, the Government estimates that it will finish immunizing all health workers and vaccinating older adults will begin.
Through a statement, the Ministry of Health of the Nation confirmed that at dawn on Wednesday “The first 580 thousand doses of the vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India arrive at the Ezeiza Airport thanks to technology transfer from AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, registered under the name COVISHIELD “.
“These vaccines are part of a total of 1,160,000 doses that the Argentine State will acquire through the Serum Institute of India”, detailed the health portfolio.
For his part, the Ambassador of India in Buenos Aires, Dinesh Bhatia confirmed the information in a post on his Twitter account. “Vaccines made in India are on their way to Argentina. They are scheduled to arrive in Buenos Aires at dawn on February 17, “he said.
According to aeronautical sources, the Qatar Airlines flight (QR 8155) that transports the doses of the vaccine will land at 2.45 at Ezeiza airport.
At 9.30, the Minister of Health, Ginés González García, will supervise the lot in the Hangar de Cargas Argentinas of the international airport. The vaccines are Covishield brand, produced by the Serum Institute laboratory of India and developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca.
These doses will be added to the 400 thousand units of the first component of Sputnik V what they arrived last week on the fourth special flight of Argentinian airlines to Russia.
The Minister of Health, Ginés González García, highlighted last Friday that with the 400 thousand doses of Sputnik V plus “the vaccines that are arriving from India” immunization of “all health workers” will be completed and “people over 70 will begin to be vaccinated“.
Until now, the parameter applied by the National Executive Power to distribute the doses among the 24 jurisdictions was proportional to the number of health workers and health establishments.