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The use of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 is authorized in El Salvador | News from El Salvador


#In #November, it was learned that the #Government had agreed with that firm to purchase 2 million doses of the drug, the amount has not been detailed

The #National #Directorate of #Medicines (DNM) today authorized the import, distribution and use of the vaccine against #Covid-19 from the company #AstraZeneca, based in #Cambridge, #United #Kingdom.

#According to the statement released by the DNM, it is a “special emergency authorization” and it was granted today during an extraordinary session.

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#In addition, the regulatory institution justifies that the permission granted to the drug is technically and legally based on the evidence generated by the manufacturer and by the health authorities of other countries that have previously issued emergency authorizations for that product.

The most recent official figures account for 45,960 confirmed cases of patients with #Covid-19; 1,327 deaths are also mentioned.

#At the end of #November, it was known that the government had agreed to purchase 2 million doses of the vaccine against covid-19 developed by #AstraZeneca and the #University of #Oxford.

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#At the moment, the #Government has not made public the amounts involved in the purchase of any of these vaccines, and has only announced that their application in the country will not have an extra cost for the population, and also each person can decide whether or not to accept. the injection.

The doubts of the specialists

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The #AstraZeneca company still has to do additional studies to verify the operation and effectiveness of its vaccine against COVID-19, so it seems “impossible that we will have it in #El #Salvador in the first quarter of the year,” explained this #Wednesday the infectologist #Iván #Solano #Leiva, in an interview with #Channel 33.

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#Applying the #AstraZeneca in the first quarter of 2021 was an announcement made by the #President of the #Republic, #Nayib #Bukele, last #November, although the president explained that said agreement was subject to the company completing clinical tests in thousands of patients.

The specialist #Solano #Leiva confirmed that, being a member of the #Advisory #Committee on #Immunization #Practices (CAPI) that works together with the #Ministry of #Health, he is aware that last #Wednesday the #Salvadoran #Government was given technical approval so that it can apply the vaccine #Pfizer #BionTech in the country, as #Dr. #Milton #Brizuela, president of the #Medical #College, had told #El #Diario de #Hoy.

The situation of delay that #AstraZeneca is going through led the #Government to negotiate with #BionTech #Pfizer, said #Solano #Leiva, adding that “this is more likely that we can have it in the first quarter of 2021”, as expected by the #Executive but with the #British-Swedish medication he had already negotiated with.





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