At a time when the arrival of vaccines to immunize against Covid-19 occurs at a slower rate than projected, the Secretary of the Department of Health, Carlos Mellado, offers a press conference to detail the current status of this operation.
Health’s projection was to have 70% of the population immunized by the summer, counting that it would receive 80,000 vaccines a week and only 41,000 are arriving.
The Island is in phase 1B, where only health professionals, first responders and people over 65 can receive the injection.
The amount of first-dose vaccines received per week is divided among the vaccination centers administered by the Puerto Rico National Guard (GNPR), CVS and Walgreens pharmacies and other entities such as the College of Surgeons, the College of Nursing professionals and the Puerto Rico Vaccination Coalition (VOCES). Community pharmacies have reported that vaccines are not reaching them.
This week the process of vaccination against Covid-19 for residents in the aegis also began, by a team of soldiers from the Puerto Rico National Guard (GNPR).