Havana, Cuba: The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, will participate today in the High-Level Thematic Debate on universal vaccination against Covid-19, which will take place at the United Nations General Assembly, Prensa Latina publishes.

Cuba developed three vaccines and two vaccine candidates against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes this disease, and is at the forefront of the world in the process of immunizing the population.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, nine million 871 thousand 746 people have the complete vaccination scheme (with the Cuban immunogens Soberana 02, Soberana Plus and Abdala), which represents 89.1 percent of the population.

Until last Monday, 10 million 601 thousand 59 individuals had received at least one dose, of which nine million 368 thousand 759 already have a second dose, and a third, nine million 46 thousand 835.

In addition, five million 867 thousand 673 citizens have booster vaccination against the pandemic.

In sum, 34 million 884 thousand 614 doses of the nationally developed immunogens were administered in the Caribbean country.

According to official figures, the island keeps the incidence of Covid-19 under control, while the fatality data is lower than that reported in Latin America and the world. (BSH)


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