Mass vaccination against the coronavirus began in Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica on Thursday, December 24.
Thus, South America has become another continent where the population has begun to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Authorities in all three countries use the drug companies Pfizer and BioNTech. The Mexican government reportedly plans to vaccinate all health care workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of the first quarter of 2021.
Vaccination is also expected to begin in Argentina in the coming days, where authorities plan to use the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. The country received the first batch of 300,000 doses on December 24.
Argentine authorities registered the Russian vaccine against Sputnik V coronavirus on December 23. Before that, the country’s government signed a contract for the supply of ten million doses of the Russian drug. Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said he would be the first to be vaccinated with the Russian vaccine and had no doubts about the quality of the drug.