Mass vaccination starts in Argentina with Sputnik V

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Published on December 29, 2020 by

Argentina has launched a nationwide campaign to vaccinate the public against Covid-19, deploying 300,000 doses of Russia’s pioneering Sputnik V vaccine. Medics are the primary recipients.
The first shipment of the vaccine arrived in Argentina last Thursday. On Tuesday, it commenced vaccinations in 23 provinces and in the city of Buenos Aires, local media reported. Most of the doses are meant for frontline workers – doctors and nurses working with Covid-19 patients in hospitals. Dr. Francisco Traverso, who works at the Posadas Hospital in the capital was the first to get the vaccine to the applause of his colleagues and the health minister, Gines Gonzalez Garcia.

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