Dominican Medical Association asks the Government to bring vaccines in January

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Santo Domingo.– The president of the Dominican Medical Association (CMD), Waldo Ariel Suero, said today that he informed President Luis Abinader of the physicians’ interest in prioritizing vaccines against COVID-19 from the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna instead of the one developed by Oxford/AstraZeneca. Suero understands that vaccination should begin in January and not in March, as authorities have announced. In October last year, the Government signed an agreement with British biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to purchase 10 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. A first payment of US$8 million was provided by the private sector, of the US$40 million that the purchase required. The vaccine has already been approved by the Health Ministry’s Medicine, Food and Medical Products Dept. (Digemaps), which granted it a special temporary permit. “Its effectiveness (that […]

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