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The Ministry of Public Health announced the arrival of 91,200 vials of Oxford-AstraZeneca, part of the shipments contracted with the Pan American Health Organization-Covax Facility. The vaccines were manufactured in South Korea. The vaccines will be used to complete the second doses for medical workers and others who received the Astra Zeneca vaccines, the first to arrive to the country in mid February of this year.
Public Health Minister Daniel Rivera said the vaccines were purchased for US$4.27 the dose.
He answered questions of journalists about persons who had received as second dose the Chinese Sinovac vaccine. He said this was unnecessary because the AstraZeneca second dose could be applied within 8 to 12 weeks. In the DR, the first vaccines to arrive, the Astra Zeneca batch from the India Serum Institute, were used to vaccinate Covid-19 staff...