The Dominican Republic received a batch of one million doses of Sinovac anti-COVID-19 vaccines from the People’s Republic of China.
The vaccines were received by Vice President Raquel Peña, who was accompanied by the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Alfredo Pacheco, the extraordinary ambassador and plenipotentiary of China, Zhang Run, the director of Senasa, Santiago Hazim, among other personalities.
The vaccines arrived at Las Américas Doctor José Francisco Peña Gómez International Airport, along with three million syringes that will be used on the vaccination day.
Vice President Raquel Peña called on the population to continue going to the vaccination centers to be inoculated.
The unit price of each vaccine is 18 dollars, while the syringes with shipping cost 2.72 dollars per unit.
One year after the pandemic started, China has so far supplied more than 5 million Sinovac doses, to vaccinate more than a third of the population.