COVID-19 vaccination drive to be "most important in Argentine history": official

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-10 12:57:53|Editor: huaxia

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- The eventual vaccination campaign against COVID-19 will be "the most important in Argentine history," the Health Ministry's Secretary of Access to Health Carla Vizzotti said Monday.

The ministry is coordinating a vaccination campaign with health authorities in the country's 23 provinces and the capital city of Buenos Aires, Vizzotti told a press conference.

"We have been working for months with the immunization programs of the 24 jurisdictions to continue planning this, which is going to be the most important vaccination campaign in Argentine history and it is going to be a very, very big challenge," she said.

On Sunday, Santiago Cafiero, head of the Cabinet of Ministers, said that Argentina was working with different countries and laboratories to secure access to anti-coronavirus vaccines.

"The president (Alberto Fernandez) instructed us so that when the vaccine is available, it will be in Argentina at the same time as anywhere else in the world," Cafiero told local media.

Argentina has reported 1,250,499 COVID-19 cases and 33,907 related deaths as of Monday night. The South American nation registered its first COVID-19 case on March 3. Enditem