Another batch of one million Sinovac vaccines from China is on its way to the Dominican Republic, to counter the spread of COVID-19 in the Caribbean country.
The information was given by the Vice President of the Republic, Raquel Peña, through her Twitter account, where she urged the population to get vaccinated.
«This patriotic mission was achieved by all of us! 1,000,000 vaccines are on the way from the People’s Republic of China. United we can defeat this pandemic and achieve mass immunization together. Your country is counting on you, get vaccinated!” wrote Peña.
¡Esta misión patriótica la logramos entre todos! Vienen en camino 1,000,000 de vacunas desde la República Popular China 🇨🇳. Unidos podemos vencer esta pandemia y alcanzar juntos la inmunización colectiva. Tu país cuenta contigo, ¡vacúnate! #VacúnateRD #SeguimosVacunando
— Raquel Peña (@RaquelPenaVice) June 2, 2021
The aircraft transporting the vaccines is expected to arrive on June 3rd.
A total of 4,455,827 Dominicans already received the COVID -19 vaccine. While 3,312,078 have been vaccinated with the first dose and 1,143,749 with both doses.
Factors such as the outbreak, the circulation of new variants, labor demands, and restrictive measures in the country, are the elements that are motivating the population to get vaccinated, said the managers and some people who attended the inoculation.
Authorities say that the only solution against the contagion of the virus is the vaccination of all people, which is why inoculation centers have been installed in sectors where the population does not show great interest in the vaccine.