Chile tops 1 million vaccinations

After being among the first Latin American countries to begin vaccinating health professionals on December 24, and the first to begin inoculating the general population last week, Chile has now reached the mark of 1 million vaccinated citizens.

Besides health workers, as of February 10 over 370,000 people aged 78 and over have received a coronavirus vaccine. 

Chile was able to expand its vaccination program after purchasing 4 million doses from Chinese lab Sinovac Biotech — in addition to 154,000 doses from Pfizer. The Chilean government hopes to vaccinate 15 million people by July 2021, out of its total population of around 19 million.

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