The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, announced during the meeting of the Federal Health Council (CoFeSa) that with the arrival of the SARS COV-2 vaccine, developed by Sinopharm inoculation to teaching staff across the country will begin.
Accompanied by the Chief of Cabinet, Santiago Cafiero, the head of the national portfolio reviewed the details of this decision before all the ministers of Health of the country.
Last Sunday Vizzotti signed resolution 688/2021 that authorizes the SARS COV-2 vaccine, developed by Sinopharm in collaboration with the Beijing Institute of Biological Products Laboratory of the People’s Republic of China, on an emergency basis.
This Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., flight AR1050 of Aerolineas Argentinas left for Beijing to bring 904,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine into the country. The flight is expected to arrive at Ezeiza International Airport on Thursday at 9:50 p.m.
In the next few days, by means of a line flight, 96,000 more doses will arrive, which complete the 1,000,000 doses purchased by the national government.
Recently, the National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT) recommended the use of the SARS COV-2 vaccine up to 60 years of age.
This will be a new vaccine that our country will have as part of the national government’s prevention strategy in the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic.
The vaccine requires two doses to be administered at least 21 days apart, and can be transported and stored between 2 and 8 ° C and remains stable for 24 months.