Almost 660 thousand AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX mechanism arrived in the country

More than 650,000 AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in the country this Wednesday, while a new batch of Sputnik V doses will arrive this afternoon, to add more than a million vaccines to the immunization plan against the coronavirus developed by the national government.

On a flight from the Netherlands company, KLM, which landed at 6.51 from Amsterdam, 657,600 AstraZeneca vaccines arrived from the Covax mechanism of the World Health Organization (WHO). The aircraft had departed on Tuesday at 22.18 from Schiphol airport, in the Dutch capital.

With this cargo The shipment of 861,600 doses will be completed, which began with a batch of 204,000 vaccines that were received on Sunday, May 23.

Meanwhile, in the afternoon, the arrival of the seventeenth flight of Aerolineas Argentinas from Moscow with more doses of Sputnik V is also expected, Therefore, with both games, Argentina will exceed 15 million doses.

The Airbus 330-200 aircraft, registration LV-GIF, specially modified to function as a freighter, took off under the number AR1063 at 22.39 (Argentine time) from the Russian capital and was He estimates that after about 17 hours of travel, the plane will be touching the runway in Ezeiza around 18.

This is the seventeenth operation of this type to Russia carried out by Aerolineas Argentinas since the beginning of the pandemic.

Since the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 began in Argentina, 11,242,209 people were immunized in the country. According to the latest data available in the Public Vaccination Monitor, the online registry of the Ministry of Health that shows in real time the immunization operation throughout the Argentine territory, of that total, 8,807,373 correspond to the first dose, while 2 , .434,836 people received both and completed the scheme.

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