Publicado 12 March 2021 | Tourism Industry

Chile leads in vaccination process worldwide

A little over a month after the mass vaccination process throughout Chile started, more than 4,360,000 people have been inoculated, surpassing Germany’s, the United Arab Emirates’, Israel’s and the United States’ daily rate.

By the end of March, it is expected that the vaccination of 5 million people will be completed, corresponding to the priority groups defined in the Ministry of Health’s schedule, among which are senior citizens, health staff, basic service workers, and teachers, among others.

Since February 3rd, when the process began, more than 1 million second Pfizer and Sinovac (developed in China) vaccine doses have been administered.

The vaccines are provided free of charge to all Chilean nationals, permanent residents, resident, student or contract visas, and temporary or permanent visa applications being processed.

It should be noted that since February 10th, the Ministry of Health reported that those who are temporarily in Chile with a tourist visa are not part of the population entitled to be vaccinated. This is to avoid the arrival of foreign tourists to our country to get vaccinated.

By the end of the first half of 2021, the health authorities expect to have nearly 15 million people vaccinated, figure corresponding to the total target population covered by the process.

Hence, Chile continues to make steady progress in protecting the health of the population and coping with the Corona virus pandemic.

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