Coronavirus: What happened? A stir in La Rioja for a doctor who was vaccinated “twice”


The two images that generated surprise

The photos of the first vaccinated against the Covid-19 coronavirus in the 23 provinces and the city of Buenos Aires invaded the media of communication and social networks, as it is the beginning of the largest immunization campaign in history.





Among the dozens of images, which included governors, provincial health ministers and health personnel working on the front lines to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus, The attention of a doctor from the Riojan capital who appears to be vaccinated “twice.”

Different users of social networks realized the differences between the two shots that were shared by different official bodies of La Rioja. In one, the doctor in yellow coat was vaccinated by a woman. In the other image, by a man.



The protagonist of the story is the doctor Rafael Fernandez, president of the Crisis Committee of the Vera Barro hospital, who in dialogue with THE NATION clarified the situation and explained that only received a dose of Sputnik V.



The time of the actual vaccination, which was in the right arm and with a vaccinator.
The time of the actual vaccination, which was in the right arm and with a vaccinator. Credit: Government of La Rioja

There were too many people present and at the request of the press I changed places. That’s what happened“, summarized Fernández, who said that he is fine after receiving the first dose and that he did not feel any of the mild symptoms that may appear after receiving the vaccine.



The doctor recalled: “I am Covid recovered. I have been 4 months since discharge. I am fine. I was monitoring myself this morning and, so far, I have not had any symptoms.”

Fernández, also published a download on his social networks next to the two images: “I want to clarify that I have not been vaccinated twice. This morning it happened that there was an important conglomerate of people who wanted to participate in this first vaccination. “

For the convenience of the press, it was decided to change places and change arms. The nurse continued to vaccinate his line and that is why the personnel changed, “he explained and added:” do not be malicious with the interpretations. “


The time of the sham vaccination, which was on the left arm and with a vaccinator.
The time of the sham vaccination, which was on the left arm and with a vaccinator. Credit: Government of La Rioja

In addition to the explanation of the doctor, sources consulted by this medium, explained that the reason for the second photo was due to the fact that The deputy governor and other officials who did not appear in the shot where, indeed, Fernández was vaccinated should appear in the image.

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