Cuba: 124,000 health workers vaccinated in clinical trials


Around 124,000 Cuban health workers were immunized this week using the country’s own Abdale vaccine, the second Cuban immunizer being put through clinical trials, after Soberana 02

Cuban regulatory agency Cecmed approved the so-called “interventional studies” on Saturday. The country’s national vaccination campaign is set to begin in June.

The last stage of trials analysis will take place between April and May, expected to involve another 1.7 million citizen volunteers, as well as the Cuban athletes seeking to take part in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. President Miguel Díaz-Canel called both athletes and those responsibles for the vaccine “champions.” 

Cuban health authorities promised to vaccinate its entire population before the end of the year, as well as producing 100 million immunizers to be sent to other countries and offered to tourists