More than a million doses of AstraZeneca reached the country

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More than a million doses of AstraZeneca reached the country

This Monday, after 10:30, a new batch of vaccines against him Covid-19 from AstraZeneca touched Argentine soil. As reported in the Ministry of Health, it is 1,139,000 doses of the development also carried out by the Oxford University and what happened mAbxience, in Garin. This flight of Latam it will kick off the more than four million doses that the government hopes to complete this week.

In a statement issued by the portfolio he heads Carla Vizzotti, the arrival was announced for this Monday of more than a million doses of the vaccine AstraZeneca what were produced in the province of Buenos Aires and that, until a few weeks ago, they had not yet landed in the country.

The cargo plane LATAM UC1407 audition from Albuquerque, USA, where the formulation had its final phase at the AMRI plant.

With the arrival of this new batch, the Argentina will have reached 21,806,145 doses of vaccines against Covid-19, among the developments of AstraZeneca, Spuntik V and Sinopharm, since December 2020, when the national government launched the Strategic Vaccination Plan.

Likewise, it was reported that between Monday and Wednesday some will arrive two million doses of vaccines from the Sinopharm laboratory since China. These immunizations will be carried on two special flights of Argentinian airlines and in a commercial one of Qatar Airways. Therefore, the Executive estimates that, this week, 4 million doses of sera against Covid-19 will be completed.

According to Aerolineas Argentinas, these flights make up the twenty-fifth and sixth vaccine transfer operation carried out by the flag airline and the sixth and seventh operation to Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

“With these two flights we continue to fuel the vaccination campaign and hope to be able to get out of this unprecedented health crisis soon. We are proud to be able to fulfill such an important role when the country needs it most.“, he claimed Pablo Ceriani, President of Argentinian airlines.

The AR1064 and AR1066, names that were given to the transfers, must carry out a intermediate stopover in Madrid both on the way out and back. Likewise, aircraft will transport immunizations in containers called “envirotainers”, With active temperature control (between 2 and 8 degrees), and in 3-dose vials, therefore, by strict laboratory indication, It can only be transferred in the hold of the plane.

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