- Title: Cuba wraps up vaccination campaign in Havana
- Date: 2nd August 2021
- Summary: HAVANA, CUBA (AUGUST 2, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF NURSE PREPARING ABDALA VACCINE JAB VARIOUS OF MAN RECEIVING JAB (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) DIRECTOR OF HAVANA POLYCLINIC, AINADI ALFARO, SAYING: "Today we finish with our massive intervention (vaccination rollout). As I was explaining, what we have remaining is the reception of one, two, three patients left from family clinics who still need doses." ICE BOX WITH STICKER READING (Spanish): "Abdala sanitary intervention. More than a vaccine it is a country" NURSE PREPARING JAB WOMAN SITTING DOWN WOMAN RECEIVING ABDALA VACCINE JAB HOSPITAL WORKERS FILLING OUT FORMS WITH VACCINATED WOMAN (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) HAVANA RESIDENT, JUAN HERNANDEZ, SAYING: "We are one of those lucky countries that have a vaccine to battle this disease. We will see the results but it still is very soon. But at least we are protected, if we get it (Covid-19) it will be mild, it will not be something that requires therapy or a prolonged hospitalization."
- Embargoed: 16th August 2021 20:36
- Keywords: Abdala Covid-19 Havana vaccine
- Location: HAVANA, CUBA
- City: HAVANA, CUBA
- Country: Cuba
- Topics: Health/Medicine,South America / Central America
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- Story Text: Cuba completed a vaccination rollout in the capital city of Havana on Monday (August 2) to help curb a rise in infections according to authorities from the health ministry.
Cuban Health Ministry Chief of Primary Attention, Maria Elena Soto said more than 1.3 million of Havana's residents have been vaccinated with the locally produced Abdala jab or another vaccine.
''This is a very important feat, it has involved a praiseworthy and big effort from all structures: from public health, the Ministry, all health areas, the provinces, the municipalities,'' Soto said.
In Cuba 23.4% of the population over the age of 19 have been fully vaccinated.
Cuba has the highest infection rate per capita in America. The country is currently going through its highest point in the pandemic with a record number of 9,747 cases and 87 deaths.
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