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Venezuela will receive the first doses of Sputnik V vaccine this Saturday

The Minister of Health of Venezuela, Carlos Alvarado, has reported that this Saturday the first doses of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 will arrive in the country.

Specifically, it is expected that the first delivery of the immunizer will arrive in Venezuelan territory around 12 local hours (17 hours peninsular) at the Simón Bolívar International Airport, in the state of La Guaira.

“We are strengthening our cold chain, the Sputnik V vaccine is a vaccine that is preserved at minus 18 degrees, that has made us have to make an investment in transport, freezers, to guarantee the cold chain; in this process we are prepared to start “, has specified Alvarado on the arrival of the immunizer.

In this sense, the Minister of Health has stressed that the first to receive the vaccine will be professionals who work in health centers that house patients with coronavirus and then it will be passed to the rest of health personnel and people with a serious illness, has collected Globovision.

Alvarado stressed that the main objective of the Government of Venezuela is that 70 percent of the population receive the vaccine “to create that herd immunity and to be able to correctly attack the pandemic.”

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