10,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines are sent to the Galapagos to inoculate 100% of the population

BY: ANDREA MARTINEZ

The Minister of Health, Camilo Salinas, confirmed today the arrival of 10,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Ecuador. In addition, he pointed out that 10,000 doses will be sent to Galapagos to finish inoculating 100% of the population.

Salinas indicated that this is important for the tourist reactivation of this area and also will consolidate the vaccination plan that is being carried out by the Government.

Vaccines for the population

Continuing with the vaccination plan, articulated in a plan between the Ministries of Public Health (MSP), Economic and Social Inclusion (MIES) and Solca, the vaccination of the elderly at the San Vicente de Paúl Geriatric Center has already been carried out, in Quito, as well as people who have received a transplant. 

These groups are part of the Vaccine Plan, in its Phase 1, which also continues to serve 134 vaccination points throughout the country, with 51,666 doses, in a planned manner, to older adults, National Police, Armed Forces (Armed Forces), people with disabilities, dentists, teachers, firefighters and waste collection personnel.

A million vaccines have been administered

In addition, during the holiday that included Labor Day, the ministry of public health indicated that more than 1 million doses (first and second) have been administered nationwide. With a cutoff of May 1, 791,822 first doses and 244,972 second doses had been registered. 

“We are making steady progress in vaccination and we will continue to do so. The important thing is not to lower our guard and that we continue to observe biosecurity measures, such as the use of a mask, hand washing and avoiding meetings,” emphasized the Deputy Minister of Comprehensive Care, Salomón Proaño.

Read the original coverage from Metro Ecuador at https://www.metroecuador.com.ec/ec/noticias/2021/05/04/enviaran-10-mil-dosis-de-vacunas-pfizer-a-galapagos-para-inocular-al-100-de-la-poblacion.html


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