Venezuela reached 67% of people vaccinated against covid-19

The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, announced this Sunday, October 31, that Venezuela reached 67% of people of age to be vaccinated against covid-19.

He explained that the goal was 70%, but it was achieved with the efforts made to purchase the vaccines, despite the blockade and siege that the United States exerts against the country. "Despite the imperial persecution, the sanctions and the blockade, we have reached 67% of people vaccinated."

From the Hipódromo de la Rinconada in Caracas, the Head of State explained that nine federal entities reached 70% of the vaccinated population: Táchira 108%, Caracas, La Guaira, Miranda, Carabobo, Cojedes and Mérida.

Likewise, the national president announced that this week the vaccination day against covid-19 for children over 2 years of age begins. "In the next few days, the anticovid vaccines for children over 2 years of age will arrive in Venezuela."

Likewise, the national president reiterated that Venezuela has the biologicals to vaccinate up to more than 85% of the population.

The goal for the end of the year is 95% of the population, while he added that it also depends on the willingness of Venezuelans to go to vaccination points. 

On the other hand, the national president reported that Venezuela registered a decrease of more than 800 cases compared to the last report offered the previous week.

"We have 6 new cases in the country, 572 less than last week, with an average of 867 new and 939 recovered nationwide," detailed the Head of State.

He also highlighted that from March to the second week of August, Venezuela faced "the second wave of the pandemic, coinciding with the community circulation of the Gamma variant in the national territory."

In this regard, he stressed that in the last week of October the national curve showed a decrease from the second week of October, “decreasing levels and the third wave did not arrive. This represents a weekly incidence rate of 20 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants, 6 points below the previous week ”.

He indicated that the vaccine does not exempt from contagion, which is why prevention measures must be maintained: correct use of the mask, hand washing and healthy distancing.

 

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