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Venezuela receives a batch of 2.5 million vaccines from Russia | News

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Venezuela received on Friday a shipment of 2.5 million vaccines from Nicaragua, through the agreement with the Russian Federation, reported the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry. in sequence:

Venezuela receives almost 5 million anticovid vaccines from Covax

The new batch of vaccines were received at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía by the Vice Minister of Supplies of the Ministry of Popular Power for Health, Jesús Brito, and the Vice Minister for Latin America, Rander Peña.

It was learned that the vaccines will be used to reinforce the vaccination program to deal with transmitted diseases such as measles, yellow fever and hepatitis.

As part of the cooperation ties between Russia and Venezuela, today 2.5 million flu vaccines arrived in the country, which will be distributed in the health centers that make up the National Public Health System, to reinforce the Expanded Immunization Program.

– MPPS (@MinSaludVE)
April 15, 2022

According to the statement from the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, the vaccines were developed and produced by the Institute for Scientific Research on Vaccines and Serums and the Factory for the Production of Bacterial Preparations in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Within the framework of the Russia-Venezuela Agreement, we received on behalf of the Pdte.@NicolasMaduro Y @plasenciafelixr2.5 million flu vaccines that will reinforce the Expanded Immunization Program, will be distributed in hospital and outpatient networks. Good news for our People!

– Rander Peña Ramírez (@RanderPena)
April 15, 2022

As part of the existing agreements between Venezuela and Russia, on December 30, 2019, the South American country received 1.5 million doses of flu vaccines and, in March 2021, 3 million antidotes arrived in Caracas.

Disclaimer: Via Telesur – Translated by RJ983

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