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Argentina will exceed 20 million vaccines: the first shipment of Astrazeneca from Mexico arrives this Saturday


The active principle was made in Argentina. On Monday another 900 thousand doses from the same laboratory are added, but from the United States.

06/12/2021 4:53 PM

  • Clarí

  • Society

Updated 06/12/2021 4:53 PM

With the arrival of 811,000 Astrazeneca vaccines against the coronavirus that will arrive this Saturday from Mexico and another 934,200 from the same laboratory from the United States,

Argentina will reach 20,677,145 doses

received to face the pandemic and accelerate the immunization plan. 

The 811,000 doses that arrive this Saturday at 8:35 p.m. will be the

first shipment released from Mexico

that is part of the bilateral agreement that allowed the production of the active ingredient in Argentina -in the mAbxience laboratory, owned by businessman Hugo Sigman- and the subsequent formulation and packaging in the Aztec country.

That agreement stipulated the arrival in the country of more than 22 million doses in exchange for 89.6 million dollars.

After a delay that generated strong questions to the Government, the first batches of vaccines began to arrive at the end of May from the United States, where the laboratory also began to package the active principle produced in Argentina. 

Vaccination center at the San Martín Theater.

Photo Maxi Failla.

This Friday, the Minister of Health of the Nation, Carla Vizzotti, signed Resolution 2021-1671 that authorized the

emergency use

of the Convidecia vaccine, from the company


Biologics INC, which allows progress in the

agreement for 5.4 million doses


Vizzotti also announced the arrival of the contract signed with the Chinese laboratory


for which

2 million doses

will be received

in June and 4 million the following month


Vaccination plan

The health portfolio reported that to date

84.5% of all people over 60


vaccinated with the first dose


If disaggregated by age group, 86% of people between 60 and 69 years old also received a dose, 88% of those between 70 and 79 years old were vaccinated, and 79.5% of those between 80 years old or more were inoculated with at least one dose.

According to data from the Public Vaccination Monitor, the online registry that shows in real time the immunization operation throughout the Argentine territory, until this Saturday 18,853,790 vaccines were distributed, of which 16,102,741 have already been applied: 12,879 .690 people received the first dose and 3,223,051 both.


28.38% of Argentines already received at least one dose against the coronavirus,

 as is clear from a report based on open data from the Ministry of Health.

The biochemist and data analyst Santiago Olszevicki, author of this report, stated that, since the beginning of the public immunization campaign - last December - until today,

7.10% of the population already has the two doses

planned in the health scheme against the pandemic.

On the other hand, as of last Thursday, Argentina was in

20th place

of the total number of countries that administered the most doses around the world.

According to Our World in Data, the database that, among other institutions, makes up the British University of Oxford (,

only five Latin American countries make up the lot of the first 25

: Brazil, in 4th place;

Mexico, in the 9th;

Chile, in 17th;

Argentina, in the 20th;

and Colombia, 23rd.

Likewise, Argentina is in the 16th position of the countries in which its inhabitants received at least one dose against Covid-19, and in the 24th of those that received full coverage, according to Our World in Data.


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Source: clarin

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