Doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine will begin arriving in Argentina from September, a government officials has confirmed.
Speaking during a radio interview on Wednesday, Presidential Advisor Cecilia Nicolini said that “logistical details” are still being finalised, though she expressed confidence that the entire order from the US pharmaceutical firm – some 20 million doses – should be in the country by the end of the year.
“Starting in September, the first doses of Pfizer will arrive. This is what we are negotiating with pharmaceutical companies," said Nicolini.
Once the final details had been hammered out, the doses would begin to arrive “during September and [by] December the delivery of the 20 million doses that have been agreed” should be completed, she added, confirming that the government had a “binding agreement” with Pfizer.
Quizzed as to what sector of the population would receive the vaccines, Nicolini said that the decision had not yet been made.
"According to the epidemiological situation that we have, when the doses arrive and what the state of the vaccination campaign is regarding the second doses, it will be the decision made by the National Immunisation Commission, together with the Health Ministry.”