The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, affirmed this Sunday that the country reached 70% of its population vaccinated against Covid-19 and announced the start of immunization for children two years of age and older.
“I have to officially announce that we have reached 70% of the vaccinated population in Venezuela,” Maduro said during an address broadcast on state television.
In addition, “tomorrow, Monday, November 8, in Venezuela we are going to start vaccinating children over two years of age and up, the vaccination for boys and girls is coming, good news,” he said.
The president urged the population to go to the vaccination centers and pointed out that the country has “declined for four consecutive weeks,” but asked not to lower its guard in care.
The oil country of 30 million inhabitants started the application of the Russian vaccine last February Sputnik V and the china Sinopharm, both of two doses. Then he incorporated the Cuban Abdala, of three applications.
To date, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) estimates that more than 23 million doses have been placed in Venezuela: 13.8 million Venezuelans immunized with a first dose and 9.2 million with two doses.
According to official figures, in Venezuela 412,472 infections and 4,955 deaths have been confirmed by Covid-19 from the beginning of the pandemic in the country in March 2020.