HAVANA, May 18th So far 442,395 people have received the first dose of the Cuban Abdala vaccine candidate as part of a health intervention
that plans to administer the drug against COVID-19 to health workers, risk groups and territories selected by levels of contagion.
Through its Twitter account, the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported that 255,896 health workers and 186,499 residents of the Havana municipalities involved in the campaign have already received their shot at least once, Cubadebate reported.
The health intervention in the Cuban capital began in the municipalities of Regla, Habana del Este, Guanabacoa and San Miguel del Padrón, and in the following week’s Arroyo Naranjo, Boyeros and Cotorro will be incorporated, in which about 383,000 residents are expected to be vaccinated with Abdala.
Meanwhile, Dr. Mayra García, coordinator of the clinical trials of the other more advanced Cuban vaccine candidate, Soberana 02, announced that from June 7 to 11, the first dose of this drug will be applied to the volunteers who received a placebo in Phase III of the clinical trial carried out in Havana, reported the Agencia Cubana de Noticias news agency.(Oncuba)