The provinces of Córdoba, Corrientes, Jujuy, Tucumán, Misiones, Río Negro, Entre Ríos, Mendoza, San Luis, Santa Fe, Catamarca, Santiago del Estero and Santa Cruz received the second round of Sputnik V vaccines against the coronavirus to continue the immunization operations aimed at health workers. In Catamarca, some 17 doses had to be discarded for the moment because the cold chain was broken.
In the case of Córdoba, 11,250 doses arrived that will be destined mainly to the Convention Center of the capital city, while the rest will be distributed within the province to continue with the vaccination plan that began last week and in which already 10,756 vaccines were applied.
In Corrientes, the governor of Corrientes, Gustavo Valdés, announced the arrival of 3,600 doses – completing a batch of 6,750 vaccines – and confirmed that health personnel will continue to be the priority for their application.
In Jujuy 2,250 doses were received, in addition to the 2,250 received last week. This will allow the province governed by Gerardo Morales to continue the immunization operation in the capital city and in two other new points to the east of the province, thereby vaccinating around 30 percent of the public and private health personnel.
The same did not happen in Catamarca that, although it received the second batch of Sputnik V without problems –a total of 1,350 doses that will be stored at the Carlos G. Malbrán Hospital – they had to separate 17 doses of the vaccine belonging to the first batch due to a failure in the cold chain. “They were set aside and quarantined to determine their viability,” the health authorities announced.
Other provinces that received a second round of vaccines to continue with operations in their territories were Tucumán, which will begin to apply the 6,300 doses that complete the 11,700 vaccines provided by the Ministry of Health of the Nation; Neuquén, who received 1800 doses; Santa Cruz, where 1,350 doses of the Russian vaccine arrived; Santa Fe and San Luis. For their part, Mendoza and Entre Ríos each received 5000 doses of Sputnik V. While 3150 doses arrived in Misiones; to Río Negro, 2250; to Santiago del Estero, 3150; and to Santa Cruz, 1,350 doses.