Argentina will donate one million doses of vaccines against the coronavirus to Egypt
Argentina donates one million vaccines from the AstraZeneca laboratory to the Arab Republic of Egypt, as part of an action deployed around the end of 2021 for which doses have already been sent to other African countries, Asia and also the Caribbean.
The recent donation to Egypt was announced through the Official Gazette. This is decree No. 1 of 2022 signed by Alberto Fernández. To the extent, it is noted that the country has “Sufficient stock”From the advance purchase of AstraZeneca vaccines at domestically manufactured doses.
As in previous cases, the Government revealed a high vaccination rate. According to the data presented in the decree, As of December 14, 81.9% of the population has had at least one dose of the covid-19 vaccine and 67.9% with the complete vaccination scheme.
According to the decree, the country advances in the donation of doses, guided “by the principles of solidarity and fraternity” and for “promote equitable and timely access to vaccines designed to generate acquired immunity against covid-19.
Previously, the country had donated 450,000 doses to Mozambique, 500.000 a South Vietnam, 18.000 a St. Lucia, 11.000 a St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and 2,000 to Commonwealth of Dominica. 11,000 doses were also sent to the Caribbean state of Grenada and another 350,000 doses to the African nation of Angola.
At the regional level, the most important donation was sent to Bolivia, governed by José Arce, a leader who is in sync with the Fernández government. In fact, Health Minister Carla Vizzotti traveled to the neighboring country to lead the delivery ceremony.
“This donation is an achievement of two countries. The Argentine people are a brother to the Bolivian people. We must value this day, which is historic and will center a precedent for a more united South America. Our people trust in vaccines, but we had difficulty accessing them. We have to show the world that we are a region that wants vaccines“Said Vizzotti.
As published by LA NACION, the donation of vaccines pursues the objective of “deepening the bilateral relationship”, but also considers the advancement of the local vaccination campaign and “Argentina’s ability to channel management.”
“The quantities offered [para las donaciones] They are established according to availability at the time of making the donation and the amount of population of the country in question, diplomatic sources explained. In the case of donations in our continent, we aim to be able to establish a supply of doses of around 10% of the population. In the cases of Africa and AsiaAs the population is larger, we aim to offer a 0.4% or 0.5% floor, always depending on availability at the time of making the donation offer ”, it was pointed out.